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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 74–86.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Alice Correia This article considers the role of self-portraiture within the work of British artist Donald Rodney (1961–98). The text investigates the ways in which Rodney used the self-portrait, not to visualize himself, but to animate issues associated with the dominant framings of black men...
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Nka (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 (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...
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Nka (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 (2016) 2016 (38-39): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2016
... is displayed and viewed changes with each generation, constantly allowing young diasporic innovators from the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean to add their own ideas about reinvention and self-representation. Paris, an internationally key and highly influential Western space in all things concerning...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and suturing questions of the postcolonial in relation to diasporic perspectives in twentieth-century photography. Barnor’s remarkable portraits represent significant moments in African diasporic subject formation and the cosmopolitan self-fashioning that emerged in tandem with transcultural journeys through...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 22–30.
Published: 01 November 2016
... characteristics as repre- Medieval Western conceptions of the body were sentative of a person’s ‘socialised self’ in portraiture focused on anatomy, on what was inside the body . . . the ‘front of an individual’ . . . has persisted well rather than what lay on its surface. For the early beyond...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 16–29.
Published: 01 May 2009
...-sized repre• 2006 Whitney Biennial. Photography became such sentations of people of color, blending his interest a passion that to this day, Hendricks rarely leaves in the history of portraiture with the growing con• home without his camera. sciousness of black self-representation...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
... translating Colomba reassembles the canonical language used blackness into readable forms for white audiences, to aestheticize the female form. Ultimately, what they used portraiture as self-actualization. They cre- I hope to show is that for both artists portraiture ated a mode of representation whose...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 74–83.
Published: 01 November 2014
...- tively imbues Maria with the ability to speak the mented through the scholarship of Jody Blake and young girl’s language by staging a performance of Petrine Archer-Straw.7 In an innovative manner the older woman singing a lullaby in the click-filled through the mode of self-portraiture, Harris, who...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 125.
Published: 01 May 2001
... has conflated his own self-portrait with the body of an nkisi figure, a An exhibition entitled Distin...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 34–46.
Published: 01 May 2007
... tion, and stereotype and anticipated black (domestic work).3 Maudelle conformed to none women's self-portraiture of the late twentieth cen• of these. Though there were movements by artists tury. Emerging out of both the New Negro period from the Harlem Renaissance through...
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Nka (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 (2017) 2017 (40): 56–67.
Published: 01 June 2017
... theories of the relation- Fship between the ego and the image of the self, adorning the physical body has been the subject of a wide range of academic discourse. Existing...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 186–195.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of the challenges ity. Layerings such as these continue to interest me and contradictions they face every day. and have become more formally pronounced in my Before traveling to Ghana much of my work since recent work. the early 1990s consisted of portraiture and self- A fellowship at the American...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 110–120.
Published: 01 November 2016
... That, 2012. Digital photograph documenting performance. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Adrian Richards 118 • Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art • 38–39 • November 2016 both colonial and contemporary bodies within a Afro-Caribbean women in the artist’s own self- field of trade commodities...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 72–81.
Published: 01 May 2009
... that now occupy the Cape Flats region while argu• vitality by constant reminders of the artist's pres• ing through the medium of color that they are ence in the project, Ledochowski avoids self- united in a common humanity that will always referential design in his presentation...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of California, ences of alienation and subjugation coloring the Los Angeles, while his father was an Ibibio man from perspectives of Africans everywhere. As a counter, Nigeria. His parents separated before Wiley and Négritude espoused a self-conscious realization of his twin brother were born, but his...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 56–71.
Published: 01 May 2009
... provide a full account of the art- the Black Atlantic as a special focus is still relevant historical and visual aspects of Tiepolo's Hound in my essay, as an analytic framework capable of generating "Artists' Self-Portraiture and Self-Exploration...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 56–63.
Published: 01 May 2000
... bankrupt in the middle of the self-portraits — which I've done way too many of! I'm used to pos• century, it's an incredibly elastic set of conventions and traditions. ing myself, being in control of my own image, but it's very different Portraiture always ends up being capable...