Picturing Change

R 350.00  

Subtitle: Curating Visual Culture at Post-Apartheid Universities
Author: Brenda Schmahmann
Publisher: Wits University Press (2013)
ISBN-10: 1868145808
ISBN-13: 9781868145805
Condition: Very Good. The cover is scratched and there are creases across the cover corners. Else an internally clean, well bound copy.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 282
Dimensions: 24.8 x 19.6 x 1.5 cm

Weight: 0.9 kg
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Since South Africa's transition to democracy, many universities have acquired new works of art that convey messages about the advantages of cultural diversity, and engage critically with histories of racial intolerance and conflict. Given concerns about the influence of British imperialism or Afrikaner nationalism on aspects of their inherited visual culture, most tertiary institutions are also seeking new ways to manage their existing art collections, and to introduce memorials, insignia or regalia, that reflect their new-found values and aspirations.

In Picturing Change, Brenda Schmahmann explores the implications of deploying the visual domain in the service of transformative agendas and unpacks the complexities, contradictions and slippages involved in this process.

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