PART FIVE TRANSFORMATION

TOPIC 2 Art and activism ‘Art activists do want to be useful, to change the world, to make the world a better place – but at the same time, they do not want to cease being artists. And this is the point where theoretical, political, and even purely practical problems arise.’(Groys, 2014) “Our lives are […]

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PART FIVE Research points

RESEARCH POINT 1 Look up interviews with and texts about the British artist Lubaina Himid and Kerry James Marchall. ( Study material offers suggestions of youtube video to listen to, as well as other online sites, such as MOCA) I am asked to reflect in my learning log in writing or in the form of […]

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PARALLEL PROJECT PART 5

11 JANUARY 2020 A local newspaper in South Africa wrote the following of above work in 1990: The artist stands outside society and scrutinises the historical and bourgeois norms, taboos and ideas of what art en-tails and disconcerts with its honesty. (https://repository.up.ac.za/bitstream/handle/2263/15043/Oppermann_Contrasting%282003%29.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y) William Kentridge managed to stay away from politics, capturing a moral message or […]

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PART FIVE Transformation

TOPIC 1 POLITICAL DIMENSIONS In the course material I read the following: In this topic, you will examine the practices of artists who use their work explicitly or implicitly to address social and political concerns using visual means. They may seek to uncover past or present injustices or shift personal or societal attitudes. Rather than […]

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