<B>Narrations of a nation - the “art of the possible”</B>

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  • Celia de Villiers University of South Africa (Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology)

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https://doi.org/10.9771/2175-084Xrcv.v1i15.5116

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The aim of this research paper is to introduce the political and economic importance of a number of textile and re-cycling craft projects involving the narration of personal circumstances as a form of socially engaged activism. These expressive textiles and ‘treasures from trash’ form a strong component of South Africa’s visual culture. I concur with Nicholas Mirzoeff the Professor of Art History and Comparative literature, (in Thompson and Sholette 2004:144) who points out that “politics consists of transforming the space of circulation into the space of manifestation”. He argues that visual culture serves as the interface between these territories.

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Celia de Villiers, University of South Africa (Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology)

Artist, Community project facilitator and Visual Arts Lecturer, Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology, University of South Africa

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VILLIERS, C. de. &lt;B&gt;Narrations of a nation - the “art of the possible”&lt;/B&gt;. Cultura Visual, [S. l.], v. 1, n. 15, p. 85–94, 2011. DOI: 10.9771/2175-084Xrcv.v1i15.5116. Disponível em: https://periodicos.ufba.br/index.php/rcvisual/article/view/5116. Acesso em: 25 abr. 2024.

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