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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 38–50.
Published: 01 May 2019
...) both draws on and critiques conventions of documentary photography. Containing appropriated archival photographs, her works are often interpreted as the artist subverting visual stereotypes of black people in order to commemorate their lives and experiences. The author explores the formal strategies...
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Nka (1995) 1995 (2): 30–33.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Salah Hassan Copyright © 1995 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 1995 THE MODERNIST EXPERIENCE IN AFRICAN ART Skunder Boghassian.Time Cycle II, 1982 (Embossed bark cloth-30" x 40 Collection of the artist. VISUAL...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 8–19.
Published: 01 November 2013
... racial dynamic of Shakespeare’s plot? By using visual art to intervene in a literary classic, Wilson’s work performs an excavation that disrupts the conventional response to Shakespeare’s tragic script and opens up new possibilities for revisionary interpretations capable of transforming our view of the...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 124–141.
Published: 01 November 2012
... ability to layer multiple “stories” by evincing a temporal, spatial, and kinetic aesthetic in his visual work; on his choice of and approach to his materials; and on the changes in his oeuvre over the years: from painting and mixed media to monumental steel sculptures of Amharic letters, constructed in...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 52–63.
Published: 01 May 2019
... portraiture visual stereotypes Copyright © 2019 by Nka Publications 2019 ...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 22–31.
Published: 01 May 2006
... 28 Hazel Carby, "A Strange and Bitter Crop: the Spectacle of demonic repetition." Bhabha, "The Other Question: The Torture," www.openDemocracy.net, November 10, 2004. See Stereotype and Colonial Discourse," reprinted in Visual also Carby in the present volume. Culture...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 6–21.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Peter Erickson Focusing primarily on Isaac Julien’s two Paradise Omeros films (2002–3), but also with further reference to Looking for Langston (1989) and Ten Thousand Waves (2010), I explore the figure of the poet and the concept of the poetic in Julien’s visual work. Just as Paradise Omeros...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 122–133.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in a contemporary era: “Two visual and textual resistances to the intersecting decades later, the intrusive and corrosive effects of relationships between black masculinity and stop and search are still being felt, in Birmingham white mainstream stereotyping, criminalization, and elsewhere in...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 54–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Monique Kerman Artist Mary Evans has been working in cut paper since the mid-1990s. In her chosen medium, Evans investigates signs and signifiers of the way humans tend to classify certain races and nationalities, particularly in visual terms. Over the course of her career, her work has evolved to...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 44–55.
Published: 01 November 2020
... inner life which are quiet, audible, visible, and invisible are important to the emergence of his political consciousness. In addi- tion to exploring the film s stereotypical (blaxploi- tation) representations of blackness, my article also shows that extrafilmic factors such as funding from the British...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 168–170.
Published: 01 May 2009
... scenes from Fragonard's Progress resulted from the construction of a stereotypes about Chinese culture and of Love series of 1773 to reflect the faux garden environment with a mean• gardens.^ The qualities of the eigh• calloused and oblivious...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 110–120.
Published: 01 November 2016
... which the black female body in particular has been represented. Christopher Cozier describes the genre of Caribbean portraiture produced against the background of a long history of colonized representation as “a visual territory not exclusively of our own making.” This article presents a number of...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 142–151.
Published: 01 November 2016
... sentation of the black body altogether. In installa- of black women in visual culture”—conditions that tion and photographic works—Seen (1990), Say It Baker’s persona extended beyond the stage to film Loud (2004), and Suburbia (2005–7), respectively— and song. Accordingly, a sound loop of Baker sing...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 38–45.
Published: 01 November 2013
... compressed time span and these different locations, this essay addresses the young Angolan artist’s engagement with the perils and possibilities of art practice as it transverses multiple art worlds. Kia Henda’s artworks engage with the potential of mis-seeing, the visual equivalent of mistranslation, in...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2013
... technology that trans- Africa’s cultural purity. gresses the digital divide rather than a one-­way rela- Representations of so-­called forsaken geogra- tionship between Africa and the West. phies and visualizations of the digital divide often Erykah Badu, the self-­proclaimed analog...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 94–113.
Published: 01 November 2020
... scattered from one end of the city to the other added a powerful visual dimension to the annual musical celebration. Visitors also discovered a range of artistic produc- tions, including artisanal works for which Ségou Koré Cultural Center, Ségou Art | Festival on the Niger, 2019. Photo: © H. Tissières...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 78–87.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Brett M. Van Hoesen Journal of Contemporary African Art • 28 • Spring 2011 78 • Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-1266693  © 2011 by Nka Publications For a very long time, we Europeans were unable to hese words from Christian Democratic Union overcome stereotypes...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 128–139.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the visual, cultural, or theoretical ortho- Racial definitions became a necessity during the doxy preached by the artist. Artists like Walker can sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in the colonial work like evangelists among new congregations in United States because of the enormous profitability...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 60–79.
Published: 01 May 2008
... that and all major roads and bridges in the city. At 7:00 articulated itself in a heightened political con• A.M. on July 23, the first announcement was made sciousness but also in new forms of visual and to the public over Cairo radio by Anwar al-Sadat. architectural practices. These new...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 44–59.
Published: 01 November 2017
...James Smalls This article constitutes part of my continuously evolving fascination and research into the life, legacy, and visual significance of Féral Benga (1906–57). It foregrounds, in particular, the critical discourses surrounding (Afro)modernism generated by his presence in, and influence on...