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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 2017) 2017 (40): 56–67.
Published: 01 June 2017
... center is explored in this article through the lens of portraiture and fashion. Examining the unique social presence of the Ethiopian royal family in the media, both at home and abroad, this article presents an analysis of the fashionably dressed bodies of Emperor Haile Selassie and his children within a...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the visual arts and modernity, was the perfect stage for Black Portraiture[s]: The Black Body in the West, the fifth in the series of visual art conferences held in Paris in January 2013. The essays offered in this special issue of Nka were gathered from that historic meeting and offer the most...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2001) 2001 (13-14): 125.
Published: 01 May 2001
...• sition to Chewa paradigms of TIES: Contemporary beauty. African Portraiture...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 8–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
... superseded its materiality and form and in every sense transcended linear time. Copyright © 2019 by Nka Publications 2019 Caribbean art Henry Christophe Haitian portraiture Richard Evans decolonization ...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2009) 2009 (24): 6–15.
Published: 01 May 2009
... and is currently at work on a book that con• 13 E-mail exchange with the artist, October 4, 2008. siders the social utility of portraiture practices from Kobena Mercer, "Introduction," Exiles...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2009) 2009 (24): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the starting point of my reflections—not in an attempt to reveal the genuine features of African self-portraiture but to examine a work...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 114–127.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Brendan Wattenberg In this conversation Brendan Wattenberg and Grace Ndiritu discuss several of Ndiritu’s videos, in particular The Nightingale , Natural Disasters , and Journey’s North . They talk about Ndiritu’s filmmaking practice, the concept of self-portraiture, shamanic journeying, and the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Anna Arabindan-Kesson This article explores the uses of portraiture by artists Barkley L. Hendricks and Elizabeth Colomba. First, it examines the ways both artists refigure canonical forms of the genre differently to evoke an understanding of black interiority through the stylization, fashioning...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 110–120.
Published: 01 November 2016
... which the black female body in particular has been represented. Christopher Cozier describes the genre of Caribbean portraiture produced against the background of a long history of colonized representation as “a visual territory not exclusively of our own making.” This article presents a number of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 152–155.
Published: 01 May 2011
... history of artistic convention and transcultural exchange, drawing on references ranging from seventeenth-century Dutch genre painting to contemporary art. In Mthethwa’s photographs an intense pictorial visuality serves as a starting point for both documentary portraiture and critical inquiry...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2013) 2013 (33): 112–115.
Published: 01 November 2013
... portraiture to consider the Iscotch, youthful followers of the Shembe religion identifiable by their mix of European and Zulu sartorial traditions. Copyright © 2013 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2013...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Daniel Haxall In 1997 Kehinde Wiley made his first trip to Africa to meet his father, a Nigerian man he had never known. This journey resonated deeply with the artist, who returned several times and established a studio practice there. Wiley documented each visit through portraiture, creating...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2016
... genres, Barnor would migrate into creating a singular portfolio of street and studio portraiture depicting societies in transition: images of a burgeoning sub-Saharan African nation moving toward independence and a European capital city becoming a multicultural metropolis. In the process, Barnor would...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 186–195.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Lyle Ashton Harris This essay was originally presented as a speech I was invited to give at New York University’s conference Black Portraiture[s]: The Black Body in the West in 2013. The essay addresses my personal experiences as well as critical observations of the performance and production of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 210–217.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Lewis Watts In January 2013, I came to Paris for the first time in forty years to present work at the first Black Portraiture[s] conference. I had planned to photograph there but had no agenda. My interest was piqued on the train from Charles de Gaulle airport, when five young black men in hoodies...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 40–51.
Published: 01 November 2016
... forget that he is the creator of the artists we see within the paintings. Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2016 artist’s studio self-portraits black portraiture posing the black figure POSING THE BLACK PAINTER KERRY JAMES MARSHALL’S PORTRAITS OF ARTISTS’ SELF...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 38–43.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and Tireka the black subject expressive black culture portraiture FACING TAMARA & TIREKA Bill Gaskins Head, shoulders, t was a beautifully warm April day in 1995. It knees and toes, was Easter Sunday. I was in the “Charm City...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 52–63.
Published: 01 May 2019
... portraiture visual stereotypes Copyright © 2019 by Nka Publications 2019 ...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2008) 2008 (22-23): 200–201.
Published: 01 May 2008
...• vidual subject in an accessible present. Approaches to portraiture vary as wide• ly as subject matter, often calling into question the definition of what a por• trait is. From Jean Borgatti's early essay on formal African portraiture to Lauri Firstenberg's recent and eloquent reading of the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2000) 2000 (11-12): 108–113.
Published: 01 May 2000
... Black Shade, these are some of the has aimed her wit directly at the audience. By extending this invita• names that black paper portraiture has had throughout its life from tion under the assumption that you are indeed one of "our Negro the mid-l7th century to the end of the 19th...