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

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dc.contributor.author Deribew, Berhanu Ashagrie
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-08T12:50:45Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-08T12:50:45Z
dc.date.issued 2020-07
dc.identifier.citation In 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 communities en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10539/29233
dc.description In 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 communities en_ZA
dc.description.abstract In 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 communities en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand en_ZA
dc.rights Licensed 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 panellists en_ZA
dc.subject artistic research, arts research, decolonisation, arts pedagogy, en_ZA
dc.title Closing Address: Artistic Research in Africa - rethinking the "avant-garde" en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.description.librarian Christo Doherty 2020 en_ZA
dc.citation.doi https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/WVDC3 en_ZA
dc.funder The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation en_ZA
dc.book.title Proceedings of the Arts Research Africa Conference 2020 en_ZA
dc.faculty Humanities en_ZA
dc.school The Wits School of Arts en_ZA


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