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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 6–15.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Anne Anlin Cheng Can we think of racialized skin as dress, as a form of fashion-consciousness? Instead of seeing this question as trivializing the history of denigrating corporeality attached to the raced subject, through a reading of Josephine Baker this paper argues for the importance...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 28–37.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Tanisha Ford This essay examines the rise in popularity of “Afro look” fashions in the 1970s. The name Afro look was given by fashion industry insiders on both sides of the Atlantic to describe clothing that featured African and African-inspired prints, textiles, and embroidery techniques. Usually...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Joy L. Bivins Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair was a costume exhibition that debuted at the Chicago History Museum in March 2013. The project explored and examined the history and impact of Ebony Fashion Fair, a traveling fashion show produced by Chicago’s Johnson Publishing Company...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 24–33.
Published: 01 May 2007
... their judgment, beliefs, and world of Los Angeles and Hollywood. These com• actions. This in turn causes problems for each of munities may seem distinct from one another, but them.1 The film's happy ending with the stylish through photography, this article will try to show brown-skinned wife's...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 96–113.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Anthony Barboza; Barry Maxwell The musician Miles Davis, subject of a group of portrait photographs by Anthony Barboza, presents himself in the photographs as an armature of fashion objects. With reference to the work of Walter Benjamin and Giacomo Leopardi, this introduction to Barboza’s...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 126–128.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Helen Jennings From March 30 to June 9, 2014, in the coastal town of Knokke-Heist, Belgium’s international photography festival hosted an outdoor exhibition that brought together world-renowned artists whose works examine contemporary African dress practices. The continent’s burgeoning fashion...
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Nka (2003) 2003 (18): 94–95.
Published: 01 May 2003
... left the street that orchestrated Concerto in Black they created an ever morphing isation. In his usual double had granted him relative inde• and Blue. While the title echoes sculpture of light that could oth• entendre fashion...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 48–59.
Published: 01 May 2007
... acclaimed projects For those that remained in the Caribbean, Lost Histories (1997) and Memory and Skin Europe still represents a mythical, faraway place, a (1998).3 Over five months, Gregory traveled fantasyland and an unattainable dream, according extensively...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 44–59.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Photograph. Courtesy Bibliothèque nationale de France 46 • Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art • 41 • November 2017 colonial fantasies of taboo and desire. In this and in skin-tight, leopard-spotted, skimpy shorts or with other performances Benga showcased his talents as a revealing...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (52): 108–119.
Published: 01 May 2023
...), a discolored Immaculate Heart of Mary statuette the head of which she slotted halfway into an oversized brown-skinned plastic doll head with cowrie eyes, twine-bound hair, and a large gash on its forehead. This piece, as a stand-in for her biennial participation, invariably placed Mutu in the artworld to-watch...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 96–99.
Published: 01 May 2001
...- ship—is still being attacked from all sides. Riddled with cultural ambigu• ities and romantic notions about the then theoretically fashionable un- European "other," it did pry open some Euro...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 116–120.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... The henna script reappears, out the exhibit. She uses fragments teenth century, it is relatively devoid confi ned now to what skin is visible of herself, her life growing up in Mo- of color. Figures are dressed entirely on the fi gures. Rather than objectify- rocco, and the questions that have in white...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 52–58.
Published: 01 November 2016
... imperial fantasies, nineteenth century, affirms anthropologist Susan discourses, and discursive practices that have both Terrio, “the word chocolat signified a black man” in fashioned and written out of history persons whom French argot, and “French chocolate manufacturers the West crafted...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 92–95.
Published: 01 May 2000
.... Don't believe who I am." large scale photographs of the residents of apartheid for those light-skinned people of Maluka continues by listing all the attributes Western Cape SQuatter camps posed in their mixed race, classified 'coloured' who of blackness in which he takes...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2015
... by the central figure and positioned just below Black Panther Party, specifically its minister of de- center, the axe appears to shatter the pictorial plane fense Huey Newton, in Meaningful Dialogue (1969) of the canvas, which Donaldson variously labeled, or Jae Jarrell’s urban guerilla fashion statement...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 88–89.
Published: 01 November 2001
... Martin Dixon's Skin Deep, in middle age and midcareer. Ann Arbor, Michigan, a portrait...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 186–195.
Published: 01 November 2016
... was published in an Italian daily sports news- details (analogous to the classic Antonioni film paper and features an unidentified brown-skinned Blow Up), what typically remains unspoken and man who bears a striking resemblance to me. When invisible is revealed, opening up and out of the I first...
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Nka (2002) 2002 (16-17): 41–47.
Published: 01 May 2002
.... minstrelsy, he Revue Negre continues to the era of Hip-Hop (video performances and urban 'street' fashion). Black culture is Who controls or possesses the black body as an object of the essential sign for cultural modernism and post-modernism. desire and economic exploitation...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 142–145.
Published: 01 May 2013
... specifically those chosen for the Whit the for chosen those specifically curators four the by — selected and artworks The commerce. and trade, destruction, environmental identity, influence, cultural of questions ing rais sound, and video, fashion, tiles, tex sculpture, photography...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 56–67.
Published: 01 June 2017
... center is explored in this article through the lens of portraiture and fashion. Examining the unique social presence of the Ethiopian royal family in the media, both at home and abroad, this article presents an analysis of the fashionably dressed bodies of Emperor Haile Selassie and his children within...