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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 149–151.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Jessica Maxwell Showcasing works dating from the 1990s to present, Landscape + Object + Animal , William Pope.L’s 2010 solo exhibition at the Mitchell-Inness and Nash Gallery in Chelsea, offers a critical reflection on the social, political, and economic totalities that rule the society in which we...
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Nka (1997) 1997 (6-7): 12–13.
Published: 01 May 1997
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 18–29.
Published: 01 May 2013
...), the eminent German philoso- from the object of the gaze, a process in which the pher Joachim Ritter (1903 – 74) outlined the speci c whole tragedy of man and nature in the modern evolution of the transformation of nature into land- era is rooted.2 Making images of nature is also part scape in the modern...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and multifarious signifier of diasporic 17 On the dominance of the male-oriented visualizations of affiliation, was reduced to an object that could be -ap armed resistance in the Black Power movement, see Kara Keeling, “’We’ll Just Have to Get...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 74–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... Photo: James W. Toftness 76 • Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art • 34 • Spring 2014 So I’ll talk about collectivities in a very, very dif- crete object. I’m talking about when an artist closes ferent way: that is, I am a collective. I am a collective her eyes and can feel the presence...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 44–55.
Published: 01 June 2017
... production to date, including Oikonomos (2011–2012), Tipo Passe (2012–2014), and Desacelera O Mambo: Celebrating Life by Slowing Down Perception (2015). Chagas examines the multiple ways in which bodies and identities, objects and commodities, images and imaginations dwell in the urban spaces of the global...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 48–59.
Published: 01 May 2010
... installations and tableaux, combinations of superb charcoal and Conté crayon drawings, on weathered wooden planks or cream paper, and found objects. As an artist who draws inspiration from history and the material culture of a bygone era, Lovell doesn’t set out to teach us history, but the subjects and objects...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 96–100.
Published: 01 November 2016
... authorship of the image, or the action of gazing, make you a subject? Who is the gazer in the context of the Internet? What does it feel like to be an object looking at an object? Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2016 selfie gay pornography agency erotic A PICTURE’S...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 134–135.
Published: 01 November 2014
... presents a history of Colobane not through a chronological, historical, or economic lens, but through an aesthetic consideration of the abundant objects themselves as they are offered up at the market. More importantly, Market Imaginary does not present Grabski’s aesthetic interpretation of these market...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 96–113.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Anthony Barboza; Barry Maxwell The musician Miles Davis, subject of a group of portrait photographs by Anthony Barboza, presents himself in the photographs as an armature of fashion objects. With reference to the work of Walter Benjamin and Giacomo Leopardi, this introduction to Barboza’s...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., it mirrored the traveling show’s objective to bring the best in international fashion to its audiences. The exhibition, however, explored more than stellar fashion—it attempted to reveal the fashion show’s power to deeply resonate with the African American women who comprised the majority of its audience...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 8–13.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Françoise Vergès The objective of the organized visits titled “The Slave in the Louvre: An Invisible Humanity (2012)” was to explore how slavery had contaminated Europeans’ tastes, ways of living, consuming, receiving, and representation of themselves. Looking at the paintings featuring men smoking...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 90–95.
Published: 01 November 2016
... that was captured for a Players Magazine photo spread—the author suggests that black porn stars often embrace a politics of illicit eroticism in which they mobilize black sexual subjectivity for their own ambitions and needs, pushing against the prevailing stigmas that render them illicit objects of desire...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 142–151.
Published: 01 November 2016
... to be regarded as such. Via texts, sounds, and objects the artists challenge us to see, not bodies, but the cultural constructions of and around them. Moreover, Green, Hoyt, and Bright demonstrate that blackness cannot be seen or shown by any body, or, rather, no body is perfect. Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 186–195.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of identity in the context of Ghana in the twentieth century. By examining the ways that specific materials, icons, media, images, and objects interact and create a multiplicity of meaning and narratives within a body of work, I begin to uncover how these layers translate to and create discourse with my lived...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 60–73.
Published: 01 November 2017
... through the lens of the Western ethnographic museum. Focusing on the aesthetic and material effects of the sketchbooks, Twombly’s drawings will be discussed in regard to the objects he saw while traveling. How was the range of artifacts incorporated, transformed, and possibly even obliterated within his...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 8–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of formal innovation. Instead, these portraits are works generated and thus rendered within a different value system, where the copy and the ability of a work of art to be reproduced across time was prized far more than a singular, original, individually authored object, and where the literal work of art...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 56–66.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Christina Knight Jacolby Satterwhite is known for creating virtual worlds that feature multiple avatars of himself voguing within densely rendered neon landscapes. He populates those landscapes with three-dimensional objects painstakingly traced in the animation program Maya from drawings that his...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 24–39.
Published: 01 May 2021
... process of colonial resistance and independence no less revolutionary for its astonishing range of content far beyond that of art objects, including film, music, theater, literature, and literature. In helming Documenta11, Enwezor not only included a historic number of non-white, non-European artists...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 129–131.
Published: 01 November 2010
... in Ballen’s photographs remain semiotically unclear, as do the arranged part-objects, people, and animals in the photographs. The French psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva’s (and French Romantic poet Gérard de Nerval’s) description of the Thing of melancholia as “a light without representation” provides a poetic...