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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Tiffany M. Gill Perhaps no aspect of black women’s corporality is more contested and debated than their hair. Social-media personalities of the self-described natural-hair community mediate complex and often contentious conversations about black women’s bodies and lives in the twenty-first century...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 38–43.
Published: 01 November 2015
...,  Bill Gaskins  explores questions cut her naturally large and free-flowing hair.2 In the about photography and the portrait in the twenty- same year Melphine Evans, a former executive at first century.  A critical entry point for the viewer British Petroleum Oil Company, was fired “because and...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 70–75.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Ivor Powell Meschac Gaba’s Tresses cycles draw on West African masking traditions invested with psychosocial power and magic. At the same time, they are rooted in secular fashions, specifically the styling of hair extensions. Gaba’s new Car Tresses cycle inverts the relationship between First and...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 118–119.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Vanessa Rocco Steve McQueen’s Giardini , a ravishing half-hour dual projection, comprises vignettes recorded around the national pavilions that are the principal organizing spaces of the Venice Biennale. Fluctuating among images of serene nature and images of trash, piles of building materials, and...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 48–57.
Published: 01 May 2011
... revisiting the modernist avant-garde and the early years of cinema. These interests are brought together in his designs for Shostakovich’s opera The Nose , at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Kentridge began in the theater and is now returning to it more often; how is theatricalization changing the nature...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 154–164.
Published: 01 November 2017
... interpreting art by diasporic communities and, ultimately, expose the complicated nature of expressing and recognizing racial difference in American identity. Copyright © 2017 by Nka Publications 2017 African diaspora African art history Houston Conwill conceptualism identity FEEDBACK Between...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 92–93.
Published: 01 November 2001
... with hair pomade (a common large, hard-edged, organic due to the fact that work of this the post-civil rights era, and African-American hair care prod• abstractions are flat-out gor• nature has not always been the ultimately...
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Nka (2002) 2002 (16-17): 88–93.
Published: 01 May 2002
... the art world for her marriage to Jeff Koons and, more importantly, the graphic works Koons used her body to create. In Lolita (2001) the oversized grill of a shiny, red fire truck, frames the figure of a nightmarish rag-doll woman with candy-apple red hair, frilly dress and crimson mary-janes...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 86–87.
Published: 01 May 2004
..., disso• 1 All quotations of Essaydi's same time, the physical details of nature of our gaze. lution, etc., require the viewer words are from the painted text their eyes, hands, feet, and hair The visual text reshapes the...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 91.
Published: 01 May 2004
... Arts Intermix dimensional space of visual echoes are shown un-doing their hair in original two-channel projection, (EAI), a media arts organization and reverberations. We become two different contexts, thereby displays the...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 138–141.
Published: 01 May 2013
... - - - - - them, but the forgetting that I am al- luding to here is more like a cultural amnesia whose job it is to enable ra- cial privilege. Perhaps it is tedious to point to how history still gets writ- ten as if “separate but equal” were a natural, rather than a legalistic, state of affairs, but it...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 26–31.
Published: 01 May 2004
... African photographers of the mid-twentieth century used earlier pieces on the theme of hair, that ever-present subject in the framing devices of the modern portrait and portrait studio the art (and life) of women of color. These include the photo• as ways to construct visual...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 60–69.
Published: 01 November 2016
... there is to know about black subjectivity, the postcolonial period in the twentieth century, it does reveal the mythic nature of black popular there has been cultural political traffic between culture as a theater of popular desires. North America and the Caribbean within the con- The...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 58–66.
Published: 01 May 2011
... suspended, so biologically determined but performed, conven- the nature of the medium remains suspended. Are tional associations of manhood with attributes these photographs or drawings? These paper-­based such as aggressiveness and heterosexuality begin works refuse any firm designation...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 42–53.
Published: 01 November 2014
... cal. The fact that each blanket is unique in its form Biennale in 1997 and then again in her solo exhi- and made from composite materials, both natural bition at Rush Arts Gallery in 1999. In The Magic and man-made, like wool and reprocessed plastic, City in 2000 she again explored ritual through...
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Nka (1995) 1995 (2): 12–17.
Published: 01 May 1995
... identities initiating a new phase of modernist culture, course. They were to redefine modernism, inscribe post• what we today know as postmodernism. Within that coloniality on metropolitan culture, and lay the founda• space, modernism finally acknowledged its true nature...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., bodily traits such as beauty carry a mystical property, a vital force linking humanity to the natural and, by extension, spiritual world. Ultimately, the physical beauty of the African men depicted by Wiley evokes the divine, an aspect furthered by what Wiley calls the “super-rapturous light...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 24–33.
Published: 01 May 2007
... others, we know that Montparnasse alongside African sculpture made blacks saw the camera as a tool with which to fashionable and challenging statements about the enhance their image, and given the choice they essential primitive nature of modern man. In also visited photographic studios...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 136–145.
Published: 01 May 2008
... noose. A cascade of red hair—in this case, imita• tion red hair—falls over her head. Her body car• ries a fretwork of marks that are intensely beauti...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 108–113.
Published: 01 May 2000
... potential, and temptation establish a trajectory that transcends history, they also paint a dark picture of human nature by calling into Question the idea of...