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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 16–27.
Published: 01 November 2015
... outfit. portrait in the twenty-first century. A critical entry point for It fit her very snug, and she looked stunning. That turned the viewer and reader of his work is his fascination with out to be her first job. No one had ever given her a job until the intersecting myths of photography, American...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 38–43.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of extraordinary incidents in the life of the photograph and its reception. These incidents reveal how photographic representations of expressive black culture and people are often received and interpreted by viewers across the lines of race and class in problematic ways. The essay also connects the reception...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 120–121.
Published: 01 November 2010
... caps into a new kind of luxury, Anatsui presents the viewer with an impressive visual coup. Part of the sensation of luxurious beauty is due to the viewer’s awareness of the intensive manual labor that went into making the works. The review also examines the tendency of Anatsui’s recent sculpture...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 188–191.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Each sitter, who is unclothed and meets the viewer’s gaze in a feminist gesture, holds a mobile phone inscribed with a barcode. Viewers can scan the barcodes from their smartphones via a QR scanner in order to access a digital space. The reviewer stages a subjective and experiential encounter...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 144–157.
Published: 01 May 2019
... attention—the characteristic Africana colors draw the viewer in to further discover and investigate African American history. The colors, textures, subjects, and abstractions in Gatson’s work echo with celebrations of African American history and important icons. Odetta Holmes, Zora Neale Hurston, Harriet...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 120–131.
Published: 01 May 2019
... in Gateshead, United Kingdom, and Temple Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania— Heart Beat both speaks to and acts on its presumptive Euro-American viewers. Its message, the author argues, is that in today’s globalized world, where life itself has become marginal to the pursuit of capital, all human beings...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 6–21.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., and the movement of crowds. His work compels viewers to look carefully at other people and themselves. How do we interact with others and what happens durinG those exchanGes? His interest in human interaction on the micro and macro scales has not yet received in-depth analysis. When for many abstract...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 152–155.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of one body over another. Everything Matters presents a selection of Poynton’s single- and multiple-figure paintings to address the depicted postures, expressions, and possible iconographic and historical elements in each painting, along with similar details supplied by artist and viewer, all of which...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 6–13.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Shawn Michelle Smith This article considers Augustus Washington’s mid-nineteenth-century Liberian daguerreotypes as propositions about a new nation. It suggests that Washington understood the power of his images as propaganda for viewers in the United States and also as documents that registered...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 14–29.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., and outlandish outfits, Hayden’s dancers strike the viewer as more “primitive minstrel” than primitive modern—the effect more silly than sauvage . After briefly considering the artist’s well-known work Fétiche et Fleurs , this article explores Hayden’s three watercolor sketches of African dancers. Understanding...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 30–42.
Published: 01 November 2017
... similarities in how they represent black culture and finds that these artists convey more than is usually understood about their work—a spatial architecture of performance and a critical return of the gaze that challenges the viewer to think more deeply about the black experience of America. I find useful...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 154–164.
Published: 01 November 2017
... to explore new possibilities in their own artistic practices. Not only did such writings allow artists to explore (and re-create) new structures of meaning for their works, but also African art history provided viewers and intellectuals in the arts community with a guide for reading these complex works. I...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 88–98.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... The artist’s deeply moving, conceptual, and critically engaging oeuvre not only confronts the viewer with both the presence and absence of the black male body, but also presents the spectator with the realities of the artist’s daily negotiations living with sickle cell disease. This disease affects people...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 54–69.
Published: 01 May 2021
... that revolves around constant transaction and negotiation. In general, a curator’s duties are similar to those of a host in setting up the conditions to welcome a diverse array of artists, ideas, and viewers into a designated space. Keeping in mind how curating, in the words of Erica Lehrer and Cynthia Milton...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 100–107.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Catherine Bernard This essay analyzes the work of a contemporary black artist who reinvents the human body, searching for its limits in works that transform and recycle materials and concepts while challenging viewers’ perceptions. As a link between conceptual art, arte povera , and postmodern...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 114–129.
Published: 01 May 2011
... and their resonance with current contemporary practice in the globalizing West. The interplay of beauty, nomadism, and participatory aesthetics enhances the appeal of Anatsui’s new works, and the intense linkages they establish between time, space, viewer, and material prompt us to redefine the meaning and relevance...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 92–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., and photographic work, this exhibition offered viewers a rare opportunity to explore the scope of Alexander’s artistic universe. Against the backdrop of apartheid and its aftermath, Alexander’s artistic practice draws on her sensitivity to sociopolitical issues to examine the hybridity and mutability of human...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 128–139.
Published: 01 November 2011
... elusive and reflective qualities implicating the viewer as much as the artist’s own intentionality. Copyright © 2011 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2011 Talking in Tongues Journal of Contemporary African Art • 29 • Fall 2011 128 • Nka...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 84–91.
Published: 01 November 2014
...: the Odyssey of the Moor , artist Graeme Mortimer Evelyn worked to restore the Moor’s lost individuality. Using simple yet effective means—including a nine-foot steel birdcage and a hand-carved narrative tile sequence—he challenged the viewer to imagine this man’s history and contemplate his subjective...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 120–133.
Published: 01 November 2014
... affects critics’, historians’, and viewers’ interpretation of it; and future plans for the work. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2014 Bill Gaskins The Cadillac Chronicles Chika Okeke-Agulu Cadillac politics race BILL GASKINS’S THE CADILLAC CHRONICLES...