"Real" lives and "ordinary" objects: Partisan strategies of art making with garment makers of the Western Cape

dc.contributor.advisorCampbell, Kurt Denveren_ZA
dc.contributor.advisorO'Connell, Sionaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorAmien, Zymaen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-02T08:50:24Z
dc.date.available2016-06-02T08:50:24Z
dc.date.issued2015en_ZA
dc.description.abstractIn this project, located in the Western Cape, I converge with local artists, Gerard Sekoto and Siona O'Connell, as well as international artists such as Ai Weiwei in China, Jun Nguyen Hatsushiba in Vietnam and Doris Salcedo in Colombia. We all deploy ordinary objects to work against a range of hegemonic paradigms, expressing the plight of marginal communities in varying but connected ways. These "ordinary" objects, through the unique vision of the artist, become more than mere instruments of labour, or even mere metaphors for the workers' plight: they become part of a partisan aesthetic. The manner in which Sekoto, Nguyen Hatsushiba, Weiwei, Salcedo and O'Connell use ordinary objects like the pick, the rickshaw, the sunflower seed, the table/shoe and the ball gown to address globalisation, modernisation, the plight of the worker, the consequences of colonialism and war and how we live in the aftermath of an oppressive regime inspired me to use ordinary objects to create political art and render the lived realities of garment workers in the Western Cape. Scholars like Paulo Freire, Achille Mbembe, Anthony Bogues and Jacques Rancière undergird these kinds of aesthetic projects, with their discourse on oppression, freedom and emancipation.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationAmien, Z. (2015). <i>"Real" lives and "ordinary" objects: Partisan strategies of art making with garment makers of the Western Cape</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Michaelis School of Fine Art. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19910en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationAmien, Zyma. <i>""Real" lives and "ordinary" objects: Partisan strategies of art making with garment makers of the Western Cape."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Michaelis School of Fine Art, 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19910en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationAmien, Z. 2015. "Real" lives and "ordinary" objects: Partisan strategies of art making with garment makers of the Western Cape. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Amien, Zyma AB - In this project, located in the Western Cape, I converge with local artists, Gerard Sekoto and Siona O'Connell, as well as international artists such as Ai Weiwei in China, Jun Nguyen Hatsushiba in Vietnam and Doris Salcedo in Colombia. We all deploy ordinary objects to work against a range of hegemonic paradigms, expressing the plight of marginal communities in varying but connected ways. These "ordinary" objects, through the unique vision of the artist, become more than mere instruments of labour, or even mere metaphors for the workers' plight: they become part of a partisan aesthetic. The manner in which Sekoto, Nguyen Hatsushiba, Weiwei, Salcedo and O'Connell use ordinary objects like the pick, the rickshaw, the sunflower seed, the table/shoe and the ball gown to address globalisation, modernisation, the plight of the worker, the consequences of colonialism and war and how we live in the aftermath of an oppressive regime inspired me to use ordinary objects to create political art and render the lived realities of garment workers in the Western Cape. Scholars like Paulo Freire, Achille Mbembe, Anthony Bogues and Jacques Rancière undergird these kinds of aesthetic projects, with their discourse on oppression, freedom and emancipation. DA - 2015 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - "Real" lives and "ordinary" objects: Partisan strategies of art making with garment makers of the Western Cape TI - "Real" lives and "ordinary" objects: Partisan strategies of art making with garment makers of the Western Cape UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19910 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/19910
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationAmien Z. "Real" lives and "ordinary" objects: Partisan strategies of art making with garment makers of the Western Cape. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Michaelis School of Fine Art, 2015 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19910en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentMichaelis School of Fine Arten_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherFine Arten_ZA
dc.title"Real" lives and "ordinary" objects: Partisan strategies of art making with garment makers of the Western Capeen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
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