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Nka (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 (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 embody...
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Nka (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...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 122–133.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... 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, family...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 142–147.
Published: 01 November 2012
... by 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 (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 (2015) 2015 (37): 38–43.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of 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...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant trajectory of the black dandy from his eighteenth- People, commonly abbreviated La SAPE) in their century origins to his twenty- rst-century hip-hop natural state, as opposed to “staging” poses, as did o spring. Within that analysis, Miller also considers other white...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 196–201.
Published: 01 November 2016
... 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 African Art 2016...
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Nka (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 (2020) 2020 (47): 6–21.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Lucy H. Partman African American artist Norman Lewis (1909–79) was known to be a complex conversant in command of many verbal and visual idioms. His art reveals an interest in inter- and intrapersonal interactions. Lewis studied how people conversed, the way individuals operated in Groups...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 94–113.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., conferences, exhibitions, and performances, uniting people and art forms and working beyond barriers. For two full weekends the event hosted numerous concerts by renowned stars such as Vieux Farka Touré, Sékouba Bambino, Abdoulaye Diabaté, Amadou and Mariam, Fousco and Djènèba, Master Soumy, Tab B., Calibre...
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Nka (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 (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...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 182–185.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Maaza Mengiste This presentation examines one photograph taken in Ethiopia in 1937 and what it reveals to a novelist about the time in which it was taken and the people depicted. In 1935, Fascist Italy invaded Ethiopia with the intent to make it a colony. The war ended with an Italian victory...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 210–217.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and backward baseball caps got on. I was immediately drawn to the critical mass of people of color in Paris, as well as the constant visual reference to African American music and culture that was present on the street. I began photographing and building up a network of contacts in France that began...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 78–92.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Chris Spring The Ens Project ’s temporary website (theensproject.net/_html) states that “Asemota has been evolving The Ens Project since spring 2005. The project’s formative and creative impetus are ancient and contemporary Nigeria’s Edo peoples of Benin, their rich tradition of art and ceremony...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 88–98.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... The artist’s deeply moving, conceptual, and critically engaging oeuvre not only confronts the viewer with both the presence and absence of the black male body, but also presents the spectator with the realities of the artist’s daily negotiations living with sickle cell disease. This disease affects people...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 8–26.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... This growing interest, however, has been taking place within an extremely xenophobic environment of anti-immigration legislation, the closing of borders to the West, and a callous disregard for African and non-Western people’s lives. Hence, this essay addresses the need for an innovative framework...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 56–61.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of colliding cultures and can hardly be understood outside the paradigm of itinerancy, mobility, and displacement. In addition to the forced migrations of the previous centuries, there have also been migrations driven by colonization. Today, millions of people of African origin are citizens of various...