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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 40–51.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Peter Erickson This essay explores Kerry James Marshall’s paintings of black artists in studio settings who are often positioned at the easel with an unfinished self-portrait. The series begins with a portrait within a portrait of a historical figure— Scipio Moorehead, Portrait of Himself, 1776...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
... where they were all along. Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2016 portraiture self-fashioning black body art history gender PORTRAITS IN BLACK STYLING, SPACE, AND SELF IN THE WORK OF BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS AND ELIZABETH COLOMBA Anna Arabindan-Kesson...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 46–49.
Published: 01 May 1999
... are commissioned kets suggest that they may have been arranged for the occasion. portraits rather than authorial statements and, paradoxically, it As for the portrait subjects themselves, they have certainly been was the increased availability of color...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 108–117.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Selassie. Courtesy Library of Congress Journal of Contemporary African Art • 27 • Fall 2010 108 • Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-2010-015  © 2010 by Nka Publications The Clothes Make the Man Portraits of Emperor Haile Selassie...
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Nka (2024) 2024 (54): 128–131.
Published: 01 May 2024
...Rebecca Schiffman rschiffman12@gmail.com © 2024 by Nka Publications 2024 Barkley L. Hendricks Frick Museum portraits Black American artist Black portraiture artistic reflections REVIEW BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS Portraits at the Frick FRICK MADISON SEPTEMBER 21, 2023 JANUARY 7...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2009
... SELF-PORTRAIT/SELF-VISION THE WORK OF SAMUEL FOSSO Ingrid Hdlzl his essay takes the work of Samuel Fosso as T...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 200–201.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Lisa Binder Copyright © 2008 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2008 MALICK SIDIBE PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A PORTRAITIST A film by Susan Vogel National Museum of Mali First Run / Icarus Films, 2006 Portrait of the Artist...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 16–27.
Published: 01 November 2015
... appeared in the credit lines of really explains my approach was the “Rappin’” series I did advertising portraits of black people that I almost thought in Harlem. There I told the story like a film of two brothers something was out of place when his work was not on the trying to pick up two women...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 38–43.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of the Christian cal- I’m pleasantly plump, endar to make portraits of black people for a body a phat dime of work on the role of hairstyling in American life Black as night that would become a book of photographs titled...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 8–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of art history. Through a series of portraits of black subjects produced in Haiti during the nineteenth century, it sets aside temporally bound notions of innovation and avant-garde aesthetics that center art history and considers the manner in which these portraits defused the authority of Western...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 164–182.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., negatives, and documents reveals much about the imaginative experimental channels he explored to crystallize his inner self. The artist’s self-portraiture—“auto-portraits,” as he called them—constituted the core of his surrealist production, and his photographic knowledge was enriched while he implemented...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 116–125.
Published: 01 May 2020
... considers how portrait photography was not an expression of a local modernity, in the way the concept is narrated in established studies of the cultural dimensions of globalization, but was an expression of the in-between. This can be described as a form of cosmopolitanism or creolization, depending...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 14–21.
Published: 01 November 2016
... diasporic visage at a time of European American aesthetic hegemony in high fashion and limited opportunities for black visibility in the mass media. This article tracks the conceptualization of Charlotte March’s singular portrait of Donyale Luna, putting it in its broader historical context and, relatedly...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 62–73.
Published: 01 November 2019
... began her career making figurative oil pastel and charcoal portraits that have become synonymous with black artistic practices of the 1980s. This article presents a new reading of three of these iconic portraits— Auntie Enid–The Pose (1985), Missionary Position II (1985), and Big Women’s Talk (1984...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Renée Mussai Born in 1929 in Accra, then the Gold Coast colony, James Barnor began his career in photography typically, as an apprentice in a colonial portrait studio of a relative, his cousin J. P. Dodoo. But in a unique career spanning more than six decades, bridging continents and photographic...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 202–209.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Jean-Ulrick Désert The work of Jean-Ulrick Désert, a Haitian-born artist currently based in Berlin, Germany, has often used the image of the body, most notably in his earlier performative works such as Negerhosen2000, where members of the public were allowed to submit portraits of the artist...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 152–155.
Published: 01 May 2010
...–95) and Félix Guattari’s (1930–92) notion of a variable sensibility of power or puissance , this review suggests that Poynton’s psychologically dense portrait tableaux help create an open exchange of power, rather than a closed mode of reactive power, or pouvoir , that inherently posits dominance...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 6–13.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the promise of a black nation for Americo-Liberians. Even as Washington created an idealized image of Liberian leaders, he also remained critical of them, knowing that his daguerreotype portraits established a mark not yet realized by the new nation. Copyright © 2017 by Nka Publications 2017 Augustus...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
... reclaims the African subject in portraits that contest traditional, colonial, and contemporary histories. Ultimately, Kehinde Wiley’s dialogue with Africa complicates identity and representation, repositioning the African subject within the history of art to challenge the normalizing power of figuration...
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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...