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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 234–249.
Published: 01 November 2018
... thinking, the ruptures and disassembling in vernacular speech in the Francophone Caribbean result in an “exemplary phenomenon,” a “counterpoetics,” and a “compact mass, pushing us through a dimension of emptiness where we must with difficulty and pain put it all back together. ” Glissant’s idea of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 60–69.
Published: 01 November 2016
... handkerchief, polished brogue shoes, white starched shirt with throat-strangling tie, and a trilby hat cocked at an angle. In Eastern Caribbean vernacular they were saga bwoys , or sweet bwoys , masculine personas who, in my rite of passage from a short-pants “colored” boy to a black British young man, I saw...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2014
... sculpture combines vernacular North Carolina African American art California artists Los Angeles black artists Watts Tower REFLECTIONS ON JOHN OUTTERBRIDGE Deep within the spirit and flesh of my being, the fretting breath of ancestors guides the burning faith. Sacred are the visions...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2002) 2002 (16-17): 60–65.
Published: 01 May 2002
... in scale that it has many subcultures and boasts a discursive array of multi-national and regional forms, each with its own vernacular and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and men created a form of image making that was on the aesthetics of vernacular street culture, transformative.3 Rather than merely translating Colomba reassembles the canonical language used blackness into readable forms for white audiences, to aestheticize the female form. Ultimately, what...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2001) 2001 (15): 44–46.
Published: 01 November 2001
... the glob• and sandy alleys amidst urban grids concretize the collision of French al economy, new initiatives such as Oumou Sy's Metissacana cyber- and (neo) colonial modernity with an African vernacular modernity of cafe, the first internet cafe in West Africa, claim an African place in vir• very...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2002) 2002 (16-17): 104–106.
Published: 01 May 2002
..., Y'all Niggas Ain't Ready, Real Niggas Don't Die, which strike a familiar note, an echo of the vernacular of contem• porary African American Rap and DJ culture. Nelson acknowledges the influence of the painter-draftsman, John Biggers and the documentary photographer, Weegee. Both...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2007) 2007 (21): 128–129.
Published: 01 May 2007
... containers of colored and clear seawa- ter. Latamie's hallmark use of trade goods and vernacular...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2008) 2008 (22-23): 60–79.
Published: 01 May 2008
... or social realist art that would uncritically cele• of all culture.6 brate and eulogize the triumphs of the revolution. Nor was he making the case for a romantic return A Vernacular Modernity to traditional artistic practices. "A national culture It is precisely this negotiation between a...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 2017) 2017 (40): 90–100.
Published: 01 June 2017
...; dates of photography or construction ing a point of reference for new structures based are not included, lending the structures a sense of on the vernacular. Instead, it distills the African timelessness. village into the circular hut and enclosure, a fic- Based on the presentation of these forms...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the last day. Discussions and New York University since 2004 and jointly also focused on aesthetics, vernacular style, fashion, presented in 2013 with L’École des hautes études en and ethnography in describing a sense of place and sciences sociales (the School for Advanced Studies identity. Day...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2006) 2006 (20): 144–150.
Published: 01 May 2006
.... Goser, C. (2003). On the Cross of the South: The Tolnay, S. E., and Beck, E. M. (1995). A Festival of Scottsboro Boys as Vernacular Christs in Harlem Violence: An Analysis of Southern Lynchings, Renaissance Illustration. International Review of 1882-1930. Urbana: University of Illinois Press...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2009) 2009 (25): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2009
... serious rethinking of its spatial configurations. 3 and projecting elements of the vernacular outward.” 7 Yet the Notes national arena, is a call for critical reflection. In gesturing toward a theoretical framework with which value of their artistic production and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 70–75.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Stevenson for a travel- ject matter is that of vehicular transportwheels,” er’s insight into the society and the lived realities in the street vernacular—­as a metonymic element of Benin. His take on Benin is that, as a society, it within consciousness. On one level the underlying operates more or...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 24–33.
Published: 01 May 2014
... recovering a vernacular lan- Many of the questions asked then remain a guage throughout the reconceptualization of rit- valid challenge for contemporary collectives: how ual and theater. The project originated with the to engage with a local audience; how to deal with peasantry and had audience...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 1996) 1996 (5): 28–33.
Published: 01 November 1996
.... Hammons white males. The image of the oversexed dance and gesture as intrinsically poetic would later move on to adopting street per• black body taps into white desires for and and saw them as foundational characteris• sonae, staging vernacular critiques of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 152–155.
Published: 01 May 2011
... - - - - - - lens isolates three built vernaculars as transnational sets of inquiry — the in- formal settlement (Interiors), the ur- ban workers’ hostel (Empty Beds), and the suburban house (Common Ground). Women and men appear in their homes according to their most intimately or- dered and carefully...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 114–119.
Published: 01 November 2014
.... themes. After 1994, when South Africa experienced a wave I think of my studio as my kitchen table: I make films from of migration particularly from other African countries, the my lounge, drawings from a separate studio, sculptures in vernacular on the streets developed on many levels. The...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 119–123.
Published: 01 May 2014
... is shown in The ground proves equally active. On the Sultan provides information about the actual Spectacular of Vernacular (Minneapolis, MN: left side rests a tilted door pulled off boat called Wanderer, whose name is visible Walker Art Center, 2011), 88 – 89. its hinges, which is...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 138–141.
Published: 01 May 2013
... subtitle can remind us of a specific aspecific of us remind can subtitle exhibition’s the time, same At the degree. unprecedented an to culture mainstream penetrated language vernacular American African when amoment recalls title hip specific, era- The perspectives. historical...