PDP-constellation-identity, migration, hybridity in a post-colonial world

This was the lecture that originally most interested me, it tackled the issues within our own society. The battle the ‘other’ within our own world.

800x442_GP358_The-Adoration-of-the-Cage-Fighters_2012-FULLGrayson Perry, The Vanity of Small Differences (The Adoration of the Cage Fighters), 2012

800x442_ArtsCC_Perry_5_Upper_credGrayson Perry, The Vanity of Small Differences (The Upper Class at Bay), 2012

The Perry works that attack the upper classes is a crucial element of modernism. It could be said that modern art forms have a revolutionary quality. A quality that portrays the ‘other’ is a positive light. Voices that have long been silenced previous to this. Do artists have more of a right or a duty to portray the downfalls of society? Has art become more of a nuisance to authorities? Another example of modern art tackling social issues or traits is the Touch Sanitaton project.

‘Waste is our immediate unwanted past. Do we conserve its energy through transformation, or do we drown in it?’
Merle Laderman Ukeles, ‘Sanitation Manifesto!’ (1984)

This was a work that magnified the role of garbage men, a necessary role society overlooks.


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