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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 6–15.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Eddie Chambers This text explores some of the ways in which press photographs have visualized key episodes of rioting involving Black people in the English cities of London and Birmingham. These range from the Notting Hill riots of 1958 through the riots that took place in Birmingham, Brixton, and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 122–133.
Published: 01 November 2016
... subjects. Creating multilayered and multireferential bodies of work in which she not only questions problematic representations of “Africa and its peoples” but also rejects the centuries-long stranglehold of “poisonous, disrespectful, and skewed images of black people,” Walker fuses personal autobiography...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 28–41.
Published: 01 November 2010
... by Nka Publications Pale Reflections and Fables of Life George Osodi’s “Real People” of the Niger Delta Frank A. O. Ugiomoh Ugiomoh Nka • 29 eorge Osodi’s photographs...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 162–167.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Ngaire Blankenberg When it comes to representing and collecting images and stories of black people, most museums have a long way to go. But while the collection and the exhibitions are important ways to demonstrate the presence of black people in art, history, and science, is this enough? Black...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 16–27.
Published: 01 November 2015
... photographers in the art world, he worked with master artists, intellectuals, and photographers. Also in 1968, a group of black men—plus one woman— formed Essence Communications Inc. A momentous triangulation of the women’s liberation movement, the cultural nationalism of African American people in the United...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 38–43.
Published: 01 November 2015
... extraordinary incidents in the life of the photograph and its reception. These incidents reveal how photographic representations of expressive black culture and people are often received and interpreted by viewers across the lines of race and class in problematic ways. The essay also connects the reception of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 2009 publication, an extension of her Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes dissertation, provides an unprecedented historical ( e Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant trajectory of the black dandy from his eighteenth- People, commonly abbreviated La SAPE) in their century origins...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 142–147.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Nka Publications From the Center From Asia to Africa Tretchikoff, the People’s Painter Okechukwu Nwafor nitially a Russian, Vladimir Griegorovich Tret- Born in Petropavlovsk, Russia, on December 13, chikoff (1913 – 2006) came to South...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 38–50.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Cherise Smith In this article the author questions Carrie Mae Weems’s use of conceptualist and appropriative strategies to conjure the persistent unresolved feelings that result from the historical and continued trauma of black people. Weems’s series From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried (1995...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 196–201.
Published: 01 November 2016
... subjects to inhabit a space that honors their presence and place in and through culture and time allows me to redefine not only how black people have been conditioned to exist, but also how black people have been conditioned to reflect upon themselves. Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 134–135.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Susan Kart Market Imaginary represents a welcome departure from traditional documentary coverage of African peoples. By focusing on a historic market, the Marché Colobane, in Dakar, director Joanna Grabski subverts stereotypes and expectations of consumerism and art making in Senegal. Grabski...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 74–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., including corporations. While examining the role of legal entities, Gates also posits the necessity for temporary and informal collectives, the gatherings that convene and dissolve around caring for places, things, and people. Referencing the archives housed at his Dorchester Projects, Gates discusses the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 2017) 2017 (40): 56–67.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Julia Kim Werts Throughout the mid-twentieth century, Ethiopia experienced a period of rapid modernization that affected the ways in which the Ethiopian people—particularly those in the capital city of Addis Ababa—navigated the shifting world around them. Their relationship with a modernizing urban...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 16–27.
Published: 01 May 2015
... lynching and the riot responsible for it. It seeks to understand the sculpture not only as a response to the lynching itself but also as an intervention in ways in which contemporary organizations like the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) communicated acts of racial...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 62–75.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Eddie Chambers Photographer Mia Gröndahl takes as her subject the people caught in the struggles and seismic changes taking place in countries and sites of tension, such as Egypt and Palestine. In ways markedly distinct from typical photojournalism, Gröndahl’s images show her to be a particularly...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Cheryl Finley; Deborah Willis How the black body has been imagined in the West has always been a rich site for global examination and contestation. The representation and depiction of black peoples often has been governed by prevailing attitudes about race and sexuality. How the black body is...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 114–125.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Tasha L. Lewis; Anne Pringle Apparel manufacturing is the largest contributor to Haiti’s export sector, employing about 30,000 people, mainly in the nation’s capital of Port-au-Prince. This number is only a fraction of those who were employed in the garment sector during its peak in the 1980s...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 32–39.
Published: 01 November 2016
... blackness and black people with a perverse foreignness. In the figures of Soubise and Shonibare, these insults are turned into a fabulous, subversive queerness productive of both nurture and death. BLACK QUEER DANDY THE BEAUTY WITHOUT WHOM WE CANNOT LIVE Monica L. Miller...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 52–58.
Published: 01 November 2016
... as suspect. I argue that this sign is not only experienced as everyday anti-blackness but is in fact precisely that: anti-black. Not only does the sign reinforce stigmatizing representations of people racialized as black (thus “b” in lowercase), such visual imagery, guised as public art, also negates...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2010) 2010 (26): 30–37.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to protect the Arctic landscape, wildlife, and indigenous peoples from unchecked industrialization but also about territorial expansion and the mining of natural resources. Moreover, this straightforward imperial rivalry for the Arctic resources that were once off-limits recalls earlier struggles for...