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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 (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 (2020) 2020 (46): 40–54.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the cosmopolitan attitude as a paradox that on the one hand is oriented to the particular individual and on the other hand to an imaginary world community, that is, the universal. Taking this notion further to consider today’s world that is saturated with the imaginary and symbolic power of the Internet...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 168–178.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and social events and climate during the revolution, highlighting key factions at play and taking into account the reactions of protestors online and on the street. Examples of how the revolution was driven online by archival research, music videos, comedians, memes, graffiti, and symbols of martyrdom...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 202–209.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the symbolic use of the body by asserting that certain bodies are emblematic of magic and mystery in the belief imposed on certain historical figures, such as Josephine Baker. The artist therefore uses Baker’s image as a leitmotif for a series entitled The Goddess Projects , where she is rendered...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 56–69.
Published: 01 November 2013
... they are bound by ancestry, and an idea that elicits powerful aesthetic and symbolic action. Copyright © 2013 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2013 Contemporary African Artists and the Pan-African Imaginary Skunder Boghossian, Kwabena...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 140–151.
Published: 01 November 2011
... by the two major movements in African American art of the twentieth century—the New Negro Arts movement and the Black Arts movement—Jones’s unique black perspective was often viewed through the mask, a symbol of classical African art and a signifier of black identity. For her, it acted as muse...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 28–37.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of African life and culture, which looked far different from the images of bare-breasted women and men in loincloths that filled the pages of National Geographic . Afro-look fashions, and the models and other socialites who sported them, became a symbol for African opulence, style, and glamour in a time...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 22–30.
Published: 01 November 2016
... as a black body of the flesh, a flesh that reveals the markings of the symbolic order on and beneath its skin. Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2016 black body Caribbean women artists epidermalization flesh phallic body DEFACING THE GAZE AND REIMAGINING THE BLACK...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 134–141.
Published: 01 November 2016
... upon hand gestures—and particularly upon clenched fists. Indeed, the repetition of the motif seemed to imply a transhistorical reading of the fist as a symbol: the removal of historical detail and the use of pan-African titles positioned the clenched fist as a static gesture of resistance. A closer...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 80–87.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of cultural and symbolic capital. Where cultural capital implies a series of codes of cultural knowl• edge and a level of competence in accessing and reading...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 84.
Published: 01 November 2001
... as the Photographs, which remain ern half of the African continent. symbolic gesture connecting the locus of Bailey's mixed media central to Bailey's work, also On top of the masked area, he...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 100–105.
Published: 01 May 2001
... and symbols, and the work the has left its mark on the object. It becomes a symbol for the artist does in bestowing these objects with new meaning. Africa is flooded with discarded European consumer goods, and has developed in some cases a surprising ability to appropriate these to its...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 50–54.
Published: 01 May 2004
... have created works of liv• ing memory, Adkins exercises what I call symbolic possession of the past, that is, the intrinsic need to take responsibility for the past, to (re)claim a particular slice of history that defines who Ceiling: Canopy, 2001 (For Michael Richards...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 30–33.
Published: 01 May 1999
... to the elements in this work: the arabesQue, the column, and the pyramid. We acknowl• edge these basic architectural structures as we speak to both the past and present. We also acknowledge their significance as forms that have symbolic and even personal reso• nance. Yet, despite...
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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 (2017) 2017 (41): 108–124.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of mythology, symbolism, and allegory. All too aware of the ways in which a Journal of Contemporary African Art • 41 • November 2017 108 • Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-4271674 © 2017 by Nka Publications Kimathi Donkor, Drake-u-liar, from...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 192–193.
Published: 01 May 2008
..., the symbols of the This is a pity. For one thing, the best Autobiographer, 2007. Enamel on jelu- sacred become tokens of that very of latter-day existentialist cultural pro• tong, iroko, 31 x 31 x 140 cm including meaninglessness they were invented...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 114.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Mary Sherman Copyright © 2000 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2000 panels wove images and symbols extremely informative introduction We, however, the silent onlookers KHALID KODI...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 48–59.
Published: 01 May 2007
...-generation Jamaican English woman, Europe and the Caribbean is complicated, to say Gregory has a special understanding of the com• the least. On the one hand, Europe symbolizes the plicated relationship between Europe and the evil stepmother of the Cinderella fairytale...