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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 118–127.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Kay Brown Although the Black Arts movement of the 1960s and 1970s signaled one of the most significant developments in recent American art history, black women artists, for the most part, were underrepresented in major gallery and museum exhibitions at the movement’s inception. “Where We At” Black...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 22–30.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Michelle Stephens “Defacing the Gaze and Reimagining the Black Body: Contemporary Caribbean Women Artists” examines works by visual artists Oneila Russell, Holly Bynoe, Patricia Kaersenhout, and Ebony Patterson, exploring how these contemporary artists wrestle with the terms in which we see black...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (9): 70.
Published: 01 November 1998
... of "gendered visions" as it investi• CONTEMPORARY gates the non-aesthetic motiva• AFRICANA WOMEN...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 34–39.
Published: 01 May 2000
... The aim is to through expei Juliet Highet ost people are deeply astonished to discover that there is Ma dynamic contemporary Arab art scene, and even more astounded that Arab women artists are among its most...
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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 (2020) 2020 (47): 136–137.
Published: 01 November 2020
... for a deeply interdisclipinary and histori- cally attuned art history and criticism. Roderick A. Ferguson is a professor of women s, gender, and sexuality studies; American studies; African American studies; and ethnicity, race, and migration at Yale University. Notes 1 Stuart Hall, New Ethnicities...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 6–13.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of Center for Women s and Gender Studies and the the exhibitions of art. The photographic essay docu- African and African Diaspora Studies Program at ments the multimedia event involving Indigenous Florida International University in Miami. and local forms of music, dance, and song while centering...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 116–120.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Erin Farrell The exhibition Revisions offers a unique opportunity to see the development of Lalla Essaydi’s ideas as they pertain both to her personal history and to the greater story of Moroccan women. Through analysis of the various collections on view at the Smithsonian National Museum...
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Nka (1994) 1994 (1): 43–46.
Published: 01 May 1994
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 4–5.
Published: 01 November 2015
... authenticity often fashions to send back south to relatives as proof they are, as well as the many ways in which difference gets were prospering. Which is to say, across race and commodified. Some pieces explore how women and time, for those who are elite and those who are not, men construct...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Tiffany M. Gill Perhaps no aspect of black women’s corporality is more contested and debated than their hair. Social-media personalities of the self-described natural-hair community mediate complex and often contentious conversations about black women’s bodies and lives in the twenty-first century...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 16–27.
Published: 01 November 2015
... photographers in the art world, he worked with master artists, intellectuals, and photographers. Also in 1968, a group of black men—plus one woman— formed Essence Communications Inc. A momentous triangulation of the women’s liberation movement, the cultural nationalism of African American people in the United...
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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 (2012) 2012 (30): 44–59.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Salah M. Hassan In 1986 Gallery 1199 in New York and the Muse Community Museum in Brooklyn jointly organized a two-part exhibition for “Where We At” Black Women Artists, the collective of African American women artists. The exhibition was an initiative of “Where We At,” when its members decided...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 116–117.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Ahmed Bedjaoui Filmmaker Djamila Sahraoui is a product of the feminization of Algerian cinema that became dominant in the last decade of the twentieth century. More than thirty years since novelist Assia Djebar came onto the scene with her feminist stance, Algerian women are finally rendering...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 108–124.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of transatlantic slavery provided the capital that galvanized white Western art systems of patronage, collection, and exhibition into existence. He represents black women, men, and children as the appropriate subjects of fine art at the same time that he remains dedicated to restoring the history...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 110–123.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and distributed throughout the Francophone world), I show that popular print facilitated the emergence of global black consciousness by showcasing figures of literal mobility such as women working in sports and transportation sectors. The magazine’s format celebrated individual achievement and featured short...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 62–73.
Published: 01 November 2019
... began her career making figurative oil pastel and charcoal portraits that have become synonymous with black artistic practices of the 1980s. This article presents a new reading of three of these iconic portraits— Auntie Enid–The Pose (1985), Missionary Position II (1985), and Big Women’s Talk (1984...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 28–35.
Published: 01 May 2012
... about how to contextualize Baartman within a discussion of images of women of African descent, particularly in Western culture. Copyright © 2012 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2012 She is quiet now. The burial silenced a lot but now...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 50–61.
Published: 01 November 2011
... collectives and groups such as Spiral, Weusi, Where We At, and AfriCOBRA have similarly pursued a uniquely black expression in the context of what came to be known as the Black Arts movement. Ringgold’s journey was singular in that it led her to activism in the larger art world and in the women’s movement...