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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 28–37.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., attempting to depict the realities 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1994) 1994 (1): 43–46.
Published: 01 May 1994
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 4–5.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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 identities or craft selves through body fashion has the ability to speak, or communicate, in...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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 to...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 94–96.
Published: 01 May 2014
... intersection of sex and race, gender and the role of women in collective organizing, the constitution of public versus private spaces, the extensibility of blackness as a political frame, and the ways that artistic practice provides models of engagement on each of those scores. Participants include Huey...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2015
... mirrored the traveling show’s objective to bring the best in international fashion to its audiences. The exhibition, however, explored more than stellar fashion—it attempted to reveal the fashion show’s power to deeply resonate with the African American women who comprised the majority of its audience...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 8–13.
Published: 01 November 2016
...; aristocratic women wearing cotton; and tables covered with china teapots, sugar bowls, coffeepots, or cowries was like pulling a series of threads to reveal the global network established by the mercantile economy of slavery and the ways its conditions of production were hidden. The paintings also exposed the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 102–109.
Published: 01 November 2016
... legacy of black women as soldiers and partners alongside men in the fight for racial freedom in centuries past and present. ICONS BROUGHT FORWARD RENÉE COX’S QUEEN NANNY OF THE MAROONS Kimberli Gant Journal of Contemporary African Art • 38–39 • November 2016 102 • Nka...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 110–120.
Published: 01 November 2016
... attributing value in the newly creolizing societies of the West Indies. Barbados was the first colony in the New World where Africans formed the majority population. By 1660 Barbados had the largest black population in the New World and was also unique as the only colony where women outnumbered men. As the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 122–133.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Celeste-Marie Bernier Black British artist Barbara Walker works across multiple narrative series to create hard-hitting dramatic tableaux in which she does powerful justice to the psychological, physical, emotional, cultural, social, and imaginative realities of lives as lived by black women, men...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 22–27.
Published: 01 November 2010
... postproduction on the film, on April 11, 2004, Sembène graciously granted Samba Gadjigo this interview in Rabat, Morocco. Their conversation covers diverse issues such as women in Africa, the role and responsibility of the artist, art and pleasure, cinema and political activism, and Africa and globalization...