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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 28–37.
Published: 01 November 2015
... these prints were applied to popular silhouettes such as the miniskirt, bellbottoms, hot pants, and maxidresses. The growing popularity of Afro-look designs stirred a flurry of debate within the fashion world about the origins of these popular designs. I argue that origins mattered. Laying claim to a fashion...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 114–126.
Published: 01 November 2019
... tribute to the resilience of Africans and their descendants who have migrated, voluntarily or by force, over the centuries. In Evans’s Thousands Are Sailing (2016), anonymous silhouettes of brown bodies are in a liminal space, unmoored from one nation and locked out of another. Migration is an unstable...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 48–59.
Published: 01 November 2009
... silhouette cutouts that starkly juxtapose those col - ors, symbolically suggests how racial ideologies...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 54–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
... installation. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2014 Mary Evans Kara Walker silhouette British Empire slavery PAPER WEIGHT History’s Legacy in the Work of MARY EVANS Monique Kerman rtist Mary Evans has been working in cut...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 130–131.
Published: 01 May 2007
...• controversial installations composed cally rich, though disturbing explo• of black-and-white cut-out silhouettes ration of the psychology of racism, that depict highly charged...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 108–113.
Published: 01 May 2000
.... In the silhouette chosen for the invitation, Walker has juxtaposed animality with high culture. The dancer is oblivious to the snarling rodents which...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 44–53.
Published: 01 November 2015
... studying beads, stones, and crochet in a series of draped and at university in Nairobi. His scheme worked: her tailored silhouettes. first modeling assignment was for Vogue, she Only a precious few African designers have became one of Yves Saint Laurent’s muses, and she shared in the global fashion...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 128–139.
Published: 01 November 2011
...- tures into the realm of silhouettes by others now Kara Walker, Presenting Negro Scenes Drawn upon My Passage through the South and Reconfigured for the Benefit...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 42–47.
Published: 01 November 2010
... down a long corridor, you enter a hushed room lined with pale wood, designed by architect David Adjaye. Each painting features a monkeylike figure in silhouette...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 8–21.
Published: 01 November 2011
... by the a black silhouette, and the rest of the map is red. AfriCOBRA artist Omar Lama. The cover image is Like Lama, Stevens was an AfriCOBRA member. a profile of a woman. Geometric shapes (an array His depiction of “mimesis at mid-­point” is a stun- of lines) form the profile and the area surrounding ning...
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Nka (2002) 2002 (16-17): 54–59.
Published: 01 May 2002
... work (the silhouette 4 style, the method of presentation on white walls and the vio• lence) little has been written about the ambiguity of the sexual• ity of these painted bodies. Some of the bodies display obvious female anatomy (breast, vaginas...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 120–125.
Published: 01 May 2009
...-inspired clothes and their wearers are modern-day descendants of the little royal Maria Luisa de la Luz. The clothes are embellished with Donkor's signature motifs: guns, a silhouette of the boxer Jack Johnson, and Jolly Rogers, the eigh• teenth-century pirate flag that features skull...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 171–172.
Published: 01 May 2009
... with a disembod• both light and darkness and the view• exhibition catalogs of artists such as ied human presence. With her gothic er's silhouette." It is also the most Jean-Charles Blais, Richard Turtle, and arch-style stained-glass windows fil...
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Nka (2003) 2003 (18): 100–101.
Published: 01 May 2003
... media creation represents a black wooden silhouette encir...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 116–119.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of the railings against the gray sea on the bluish. It is only after several moments that we left. Suddenly the screen is filled with the face of realize that we are looking at the mist-shrouded the woman. She is staring out to sea, the window sea. Gradually the silhouette of the Tariq Ibn...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 150–153.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and collage, swaths of color and calligraphic elements, and representa- tional silhouettes and contours some- times delineating specific subjects, as in the gestural portrait Jack Johnson (1971), included in the exhibition. A large-scale knotted and draped canvas by the indefatigable Sam Gilliam looked...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 174–176.
Published: 01 May 2021
... at position to slavery, popular revolution- tive American presence employed sig- McKonkey s Ferry 9 miles above Trenton ary rhetoric shared by other slave-own- nifying shorthand with red silhouettes . . . the night was excessively severe ing patriots: . . . is life so dear or peace and zigzag patterns...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 74–86.
Published: 01 November 2019
... reproduce the photograph, Rodney presents the figure as a black silhouette. Emphatically pres- ent but devoid of his identifying features, the fig- ure literally becomes an unidentified black man, both visible and invisible. Rodney s blacked-out body erases the identifiable I and plays with the notion...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 19–23.
Published: 01 May 2000
... scene with three mod• ing important aspects of postmodern 1990s. The intensity of the city's fast-paced els posing for a shot. The picture also America, its myths and cultural languages, energy, its hypnotic architecture of the spec• depicts a black silhouette, which...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 40–45.
Published: 01 May 1999
... to tions of outer space and ocean depths, spaces reserved for the pro• the responses on this side of the Atlantic to Black American artist jection of psychic states. Indeed such titles as Black Paranoia (1997), Kara Walker's silhouette cutouts which depict orgiastic ante-bellum...