Closing Address: Artistic Research in Africa - rethinking the "avant-garde"

dc.book.titleProceedings of the Arts Research Africa Conference 2020en_ZA
dc.citation.doihttps://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/WVDC3en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDeribew, Berhanu Ashagrie
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-08T12:50:45Z
dc.date.available2020-07-08T12:50:45Z
dc.date.issued2020-07
dc.descriptionIn order to implement artistic research in Africa need to recognize the different contexts - cultural, political and institutional – on our continent; and that artistic research is a subject not yet full clear in its function. The colonial model of the university has had the effect of “epistemicide” on indigenous knowledge. This aggravated by Western refusal to recognize traditions understand nature as Mother Earth with her own rights. Argues for a “rearguard” approach to art activism to learn from sources of embodied knowledge in communitiesen_ZA
dc.description.abstractIn order to implement artistic research in Africa need to recognize the different contexts - cultural, political and institutional – on our continent; and that artistic research is a subject not yet full clear in its function. The colonial model of the university has had the effect of “epistemicide” on indigenous knowledge. This aggravated by Western refusal to recognize traditions understand nature as Mother Earth with her own rights. Argues for a “rearguard” approach to art activism to learn from sources of embodied knowledge in communitiesen_ZA
dc.description.librarianChristo Doherty 2020en_ZA
dc.facultyHumanitiesen_ZA
dc.funderThe Andrew W. Mellon Foundationen_ZA
dc.identifier.citationIn order to implement artistic research in Africa need to recognize the different contexts - cultural, political and institutional – on our continent; and that artistic research is a subject not yet full clear in its function. The colonial model of the university has had the effect of “epistemicide” on indigenous knowledge. This aggravated by Western refusal to recognize traditions understand nature as Mother Earth with her own rights. Argues for a “rearguard” approach to art activism to learn from sources of embodied knowledge in communitiesen_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10539/29233
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherArts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersranden_ZA
dc.rightsLicensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. Copyright of texts: the authors, performers, and panellists Copyright of images: the authors, artists, performers, and panellistsen_ZA
dc.schoolThe Wits School of Artsen_ZA
dc.subjectartistic research, arts research, decolonisation, arts pedagogy,en_ZA
dc.titleClosing Address: Artistic Research in Africa - rethinking the "avant-garde"en_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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