Following on from my previous post on Art & Social Justice Education, here’s the second list from the book on “OUR CULTURES: RECOGNITION & REPRESENTATION.”
Kaisa Leka (International Disability Arts & Culture Movement): Find her work entitled “I Am Not These Feet” which is a comic chronicling her experiences with prosthetic limbs.
Darrel Morris‘ work inquires into the organization and normalization of gender and sexuality in American society. He produces pieces that challenges and destabilizes deeply rooted expectations of what men should do in public. It serves as an example of how masculine identity and male subjectivity is constituted in and through process of negative differentiation.
Nicholas Galanin‘s work captures the misrepresentation of aboriginal cultures. His choice of materials and images turns the exploitation on its head. (If interested in this, also check out the work of Canadian artist Carl Beam.)
Xu Bing mixes Chinese calligraphy with English words. Look carefully when viewing his work.
Bernard Williams‘ work has stylized black cutouts and heavily outlined images. He raids categories and appropriates symbols, objects, images & information in order to reinterpret and reimagine what it means to be American. It would be interesting to compare/contrast his work to that of Kara Walker.
If readers have other ideas or artists that can be included, please do drop me a line in the comments section.
Tags : Art Education, Bernard Williams, Books, Carl Beam, Darrel Morris, Kaisa Leka, Kara Walker, Nicholas Galanin, Social Justice, Xu Bing
Categories : Art Advocacy, Art Education Resources, Art History