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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 202-209.
Published: 01 November 2016
... absent, such as his works presented in Dakar’s eleventh biennale (2014) and Martinique’s first biennale (2013). Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2016 performance art disembody Goddess Constellations Caribbean art sign and symbol FROM BODY TO DISEMBODIMENT...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 112-115.
Published: 01 May 2015
...NJ Hynes Owusu-Ankomah has long drawn on Ghanaian adrinka symbols as motifs for his paintings. Over the years he has added other signs to his repertoire, ranging from Chinese characters and crop-circle schemata to invented signs and, even, snowflakes. In Microcron Begins , his second solo...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 6-29.
Published: 01 May 2010
... into the carcasses of old-master paintings or sug- motorway signpost for the M9 so that their shapes gest, alternatively, the carrion of predatory forces rhyme and the numerical symbol reads like an and the allegorical vectors of prosperity and aus- AIDS sign missing one of its tails...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 72-79.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Michael Godby Copyright © 2000 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2000 Dismantling the Symbolic GideoStructuren o f AfrikaneMenderr Nationaliss Beloofdm e Land' I...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 52-58.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Trica Keaton Au Nègre Joyeux , a large sign that dates from the late eighteenth century, is prominently on display in an area of high tourism in Paris, France. There is no accompanying historical plaque to explain its provenance or significance, and sources about the piece are contradictory as well...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 54-63.
Published: 01 November 2014
... depictions of people. Recognizing her interest in white people, basically … these are themes in my the imagery of pictorial signs and symbols, one of work. My stepfather is English; he’s white. My sisters her tutors gave her a book of Isotype images.15 She are all mixed race.… Those are the sorts of...
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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 (2016) 2016 (38-39): 134-141.
Published: 01 November 2016
... relation Shainman Gallery, New York Houston Nka • 137 representation, from symbol to sign, from signifier turn, this wide range of associations meant that the to signified.”6 Indeed, and in fact the clenched fist gesture, by itself...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 56-69.
Published: 01 November 2013
... by numerous signs, symbolic forms, dec- avoided the prescriptive and reductive aspects of the orative patterns, stylized figures, and bold shapes of 62 • Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art • 33 • Fall 2013 color as well as passages of intense, delicate brush- work. It is hard to...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 22-30.
Published: 01 November 2016
... symbolic order that dresses the black that corresponds to the discursive erasures both body and face as an impermeable surface with a Wynter and Copjec identify. As O’Grady observes: hard, impenetrable, racially fixed skin.4 “The female body in the West is not a unitary sign. A close reading of...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 123.
Published: 01 May 2001
... those we might see in an urban both in terms of language and and her own manual of iconogra• environment, link these symbolic signs, unifying their work the- phy. elements through their aesthetic matically. Weaving...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 96-105.
Published: 01 May 2011
... these signs and symbols, which were very intriguing to me. I give you an idea of where I started before moving on to I made work initially with wood, working on trays on which the conversation. I was born in Ghana sixty-­six years ago. I applied these signs as a way of understanding them more. I...
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Nka (2002) 2002 (16-17): 41-47.
Published: 01 May 2002
... affects how we comprehend In Does Black Rub Off (1999), a patchwork of signs and symbols black culture and that is one of the representations found in the — tin Mexican 'mammy' figure, white gloves with the black painting Valued (1999). Valued and Your Choice (1999...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 136-139.
Published: 01 November 2014
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Nka (2003) 2003 (18): 34-39.
Published: 01 May 2003
... connectedness between different parts of keen interest in the personal and national relationship to the the worldthe problems with such a view are clearly seen in propagandistic signs and symbols saturating contemporary life 'how globalization is frequently reduced to notions such...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 44-59.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., “Panorama des pistes et plateaux,” sign and symbol exemplifies a degree of agency La Rampe, no. 548 (October 15, 1931), cited in Anne Décoret- Ahiha, “L’exotique, l’ethnique et l’authentique,” Civilisations, no. 53 rather than a passivity that is frequently...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 100-113.
Published: 01 November 2014
... relevance. ing interplay of signs and symbols, while the polemics sur- rounding the subject of cultural restitution and postcolonial TE: This video installation about the return to Ethiopia of responsibilities are kept at a safe distance. This not only al- war...
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Nka (2003) 2003 (18): 84-87.
Published: 01 May 2003
... for meaning. Kora'ichi's large scale multi-media installations. In his artistic ceuvre, where men are signs and where words are turned around as if to reflect one another better in a mirror...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 40-47.
Published: 01 May 2009
... object: to American Woman from the 1970s," etc. While its index. Photography, however, like language, is a being the author of the image, Fosso takes over the symbolic sign whose point of departure is neither part of the anonymous model, too. This is why the the photographed object nor...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 100-105.
Published: 01 May 2001
... wreck, showing composed of objets trouves, that is found or salvaged second• clear signs of long and hard use. In Africa, however, it contin• hand objects. But it can also refer to the stance taken towards ues to be driven as a matter of course, and this appropriation images, painting...