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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 (2019) 2019 (44): 52–63.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Africa to the Colonists African photography portraiture visual stereotypes ...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 122–133.
Published: 01 November 2016
... testimony, and scholarly research to bear witness to her status as a contemporary history painter. Coming to grips with the imaginative, political, and aesthetic force of one of her many series, I examine Louder Than Words to trace Walker’s visual and textual resistances to the intersecting relationships...
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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...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 74–87.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Laurel Jean Fredrickson This article explores the immersive audio-visual and sculptural art installations in the 59th Venice Biennale (2022) of three transnational contemporary women artists with familial ties to former colonies and protectorates. The Afro-Caribbean artist Sonia Boyce, MBE...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 90–101.
Published: 01 May 2007
...• sions related to globalization, identity issues, power relations, and the politics of representation. The "visualized" racial stereotype—-as cultural...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 72.
Published: 01 May 1999
...• ered visual and discursive assaults Contemporary Art Center in works from the "Liberty Cincinnati, Ohio...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 74–86.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., the only way of displacing the stereotyped image is by engaging with its effectivity. 17 Thus, in the project of decolonizing the visual representations of black people, one of the central strategies used by Rodney was to appropriate preexisting imagery in order to highlight the ideological intent...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 12–19.
Published: 01 May 2004
... to the installation of the Rotunda. While the visual references of the Rotunda refer to historical Venice, parts of the installation look at the 20th century and at contemporary stereotypes of the "Moor" and the African body. For Wilson, black glass drops, or "tears," evoke images of pre-World War II...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 110–114.
Published: 01 May 2007
... work is not rooted in insecurity and Mammy Two Shoes to make provocative visual identity; rather, his foundation is a confident sense statements about contemporary visual culture and of self and the complications of being black in the the presence of myths, fantasies, and stereotypes...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 24–33.
Published: 01 May 2007
... characters of different racial back• nects modern art practice, especially surrealist grounds that collide in one incident. The different photography in Paris, in the early decades of the stereotypes society has created for those back• twentieth century to the even more contemporary grounds affect...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 74–77.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Derek Conrad Murray Copyright © 2004 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2004 "Black Belt" on many levels celebrates the very stereotypes...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 13.
Published: 01 May 2001
... of Africa which defies any stereotypical notions of its arts and challenges all essentialized reading of its contemporary visual cultures. ConsistentWwith this vision, Nka's circle of exchange and collaboration with similar contemporary art forums and journals has widened. As this issue attests...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 72–79.
Published: 01 May 2000
... to the timony of their fascism (Fig. I). In fact, it is true to say that, for this paraphernalia and obvious visual strategies of the right-wing groups group especially, news photographs have served the purpose of sim• themselves. Military formations are ordered and geometric: photog• ply confirming...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 66.
Published: 01 May 1999
...• to the Afro hairstyle and to media and ous that the definition of identity, within marketed black stereotypes, Boyce pro• the locality of an antagonistic majority...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 90–95.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Mireille Miller-Young This essay explores how black feminists working in the area of sexuality and visual culture necessarily face serious questions about what it means to present images of black women’s sexuality. Examining 1980s porn star Jeannie Pepper’s career, the author argues that black...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 40–51.
Published: 01 November 2016
... unnoticeable, racial category, as though embodied in the reductive stereotype of the “toothy whiteness is above race and therefore racially invis- grin.”5 The result is a jokey, mocking image that ible and immune to accountability. The drama of Marshall draws from a horror film aptly entitled Marshall’s...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 96–115.
Published: 01 May 2006
... of collaborating local offi- throughout their communities. Organizers of the two exhibitions hoped that visual art could play a John Steuart Curry The Fugitive, 1935. • Lithograph. National Museum...
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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...
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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...