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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 (2016) 2016 (38-39): 202–209.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Constellations Caribbean art sign and symbol ...
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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
.... And thanks also to the orga- no art in Africa. But having seen these ideas, I seized the nizers. I will start with a brief overview of my career. But opportunity, and for the next five years I kept working on since my work is not really known here, it is necessary that these signs and symbols, which were...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 50–59.
Published: 01 May 2008
.... Spring/Summer 2008 Nka*55 Equally intriguing are the multiplicity of other objects provide an artistic interpretation of the meanings the term conveys: to bring clearly before patterns found in the Paul Robeson House and the the mind, to serve as a sign or symbol of, to por• lives...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 54–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
... … 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 issues was fascinated with the familiarity of these stan- that are just in my life...
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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 (2003) 2003 (18): 34–39.
Published: 01 May 2003
... and their supposed distance from the such as Own el Dounia (2000) are dense and multi-referential viewer is destabilized. collages with interlocking narratives, appropriating signs and A commitment to exploring the processes of place-making is symbols from culturally diverse...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 44–59.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the 6 Ibid. modernist project. Benga’s body as both modern 7 André Legrand-Chabrier, “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...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 136–139.
Published: 01 November 2014
... - - - - - - - - Caribs’ Leap, 2002. Installed at the Art Institute of Chicago, 2012. Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris and Thomas Dane Gallery, London. Photo: Clare Britt ish video of present-day Grenada with Pieces, and Just Above My Head. The medium reflexivity. In Illuminer, the signs and symbols...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 56–63.
Published: 01 November 2023
... bound and yoked, protesting the recurrent episode of toil. More than the accumulation of signs and symbols, Jamal dissolves the demarcations between human and animal uniting them through a single, shared relation to labor. Both find themselves betrayed by this relation, Habiballa Nka 59 Still from...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 134–141.
Published: 01 November 2016
... 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, was ultimately drained of some has never been a completely stable symbol in South of its initially acute...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2014
... against each other? er is brought to another level with The Return of the Axum Obelisk, where you weave a historically meaningful event TE: The aesthetic qualities are but a surface to an intrigu- into an evocative visual tapestry of universal relevance. ing interplay of signs and symbols, while...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 6–29.
Published: 01 May 2010
... 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. Expressways and terity.27 Mythic and historical temporalities collide; AIDS become subtly fused here, at the same time the tide tracked...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 56–69.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the by several vertical bands and diagonal lines and independence years, his BAM-­period paintings populated 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...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 80–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
... DOI 10.1215/10757163-2415231  © 2014 by Nka Publications he sign-­off of an e-­mail I received several years ago from art historian Huey Copeland read “yours in blackness.” Copeland borrows Tthis from Barbara Perkins, who used it in a letter inviting Archibald Motley to serve...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., the work symbolized it did so relatively inexpensively was a bonus. That for Outterbridge the problematic historical rela- it blended a highly intellectual process of selection tionship between African Americans and Chris- with an improvisational method made for a jazzlike tianity, as well...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 80–85.
Published: 01 May 2001
.... Saturated with symbolic signs and characters borrowed from the Tifinagh (the Tuareq and Berber alphabet) and the arrows contained in primordial circles, our gaze is directed "towards an obvi• ous duality; up and down, movement and immobility, life and death," according to Benehemsi. Tattooed...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 100–105.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., 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 traditions...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 34–39.
Published: 01 May 2000
..., because it functions like a code for Muslim women—personal, cultural, reli• gious and political — a puzzling emblem of progress, then of back• wardness; a badge now of status, then of domination, a symbol of purity and a sign of feminine silence and constraint." |anine al-Aanis's starkly posed...