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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 136–137.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to a prominent Yoruba family, indeed members of the Ifa priesthood, those who keep and extend Yoruba cosmol- ogy. His family intended him to lead a respectable and elite life in the United Kingdom and the United States. Instead, he became an artist who would use race and sexuality to make work that would push...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 28–37.
Published: 01 November 2015
... movement.”27 The article could also be interpreted as Princess Elizabeth’s stated that, in the past, fashion houses only wanted projection of her liberated, sexual body, rendering “the most Caucasian-looking black models they it a site of pleasure over which she has agency. If could find.”28 But now...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 42–49.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Hayes’s Symbionese Liberation Army, Screed #16, Patricia Hearst’s Second Tape (2003), and Coco Fusco’s a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert (2004) mobilize Black Power–era images in a formal as well as narrative challenge to conventions around race, gender, and sexuality. They also question the notion...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 90–95.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Mireille Miller-Young This essay explores how black feminists working in the area of sexuality and visual culture necessarily face serious questions about what it means to present images of black women’s sexuality. Examining 1980s porn star Jeannie Pepper’s career, the author argues that black...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 114–119.
Published: 01 November 2014
... straplines and slogans promising services from reincarnation to sexual longevity. These universally resonant signs indexing the unity of cross-cultural depravity open a transcendental void and thus exist as chronicles of apparently self-destructive times in which mass consumption serves to palliate a darker...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 74–86.
Published: 01 November 2019
... as delinquent, sexually deviant, and a menace to society. The work of Rasheed Araeen is discussed, with particular relevance to his influential use of self-portraiture. The author also discusses mainstream media’s construction of the black male deviant with respect to aspects of the newspaper coverage...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2015
... disaporan aesthetic and sensibilities. Ideally, the conversation sparked by this project will continue to challenge, evolve, and inform ideas of masculinity, class, gender, and sexuality. Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2015 Black fashion dandyism sapeur Swenka...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 62–69.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., these tensions fuel her creative work on the musical stage and also in the realm of fashion and style; they become a way of naturalizing the oddness and radicality of her liberating and liberatory rhetoric concerning racial stereotypes, gender norms, class assumptions, and perceptions of sexuality. Examining...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 102–109.
Published: 01 November 2016
... about the actual historical figure of Nanny, though the continued presence of the Maroon communities keeps her memories and legend alive to the Jamaican population. I argue that Cox uses her own body to give Nanny a visual presence, presenting her as a military strategist, warrior, and sexual female...
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Nka (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...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 186–195.
Published: 01 November 2016
... experience in Ghana. Through an exploration of my specific process as an artist in conversation with Ghana’s complex history, I begin to examine the complex implications of sexuality in Ghana. Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2016 Ghana Africa black masculinity...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 36–45.
Published: 01 November 2012
... that the artist’s work leverages the expressionist possibilities of identity, figuration, and history on the abstract legacies of linguistic conceptualism. A continuous examination of representation grounded in the implacably figural substrate of race, gender, sexuality, and history, Ligon’s art highlights...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 54–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
... narratives of human experience. Evans’s silhouetted figures evoke racial and sexual stereotypes and thus powerfully communicate humanity’s historical tendency to categorize and prejudge. An investigation of how her early training, experiences abroad, and artist residencies specifically impacted her...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 32–39.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Wilde Yinka Shonibare BLACK QUEER DANDY THE BEAUTY WITHOUT WHOM WE CANNOT LIVE Monica L. Miller f blackness itself is a “sexual crime,” if “the col- ored is thought to be more prone to sexual per...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 152–166.
Published: 01 May 2020
... major injuries of the last five centuries the transatlantic slave trade, colonization, and accelerated and un- bridled globalization? As the only artwork with nudity in the exhibition, and given the tight con- nection between nakedness, sexuality, and erotic pleasure, although they may exist...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 28–35.
Published: 01 May 2012
... that of the fictional Sable Venus who preceded her, the sobriquet given to Baartman draws an immediate parallel to a Western icon of pulchritude and sexual desirability.2 But Venus...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 72–85.
Published: 01 May 2006
... surrounding lynching, became the international icon of the American tor• namely the image of the sexually uncontrollable turer. England became the poster girl for the war white woman with equivocal desires toward the dark gone wrong, and as such, she figured as the negative male body...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 108–113.
Published: 01 May 2000
... that the Question was accountable to race and sexuality, making the stakes at once both personal and social. The Question of humanity, however, allowed Baldwin...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 14–17.
Published: 01 May 1999
... with sexual license. His notation of an Arab, a Moor to be precise, and a black African is remarkably axiomatic, their racial difference...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 96–100.
Published: 01 November 2016
... by neocon- servatives as sexually inappropriate pornography and putatively not art, but also for close readers who noted that the figure is headless and heart...