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The artistic practices of contemporary South African Indian women artists : how race, class and gender affect the making of visual art

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dc.contributor.advisor Haute, Bernadette van
dc.contributor.author Pillay, Thavamani
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-23T14:51:00Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-23T14:51:00Z
dc.date.issued 2014-11
dc.identifier.citation Pillay, Thavamani (2014) The artistic practices of contemporary South African Indian women artists : how race, class and gender affect the making of visual art, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18736> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18736
dc.description.abstract In view of the scarcity of Indian women in the South African art field, this study investigates how issues of race, class and gender can affect the decision to become and sustain a career as a professional artist. By exploring the historical background of the Indian community and their patriarchal mind set it becomes clear that women's roles in this community have always been prescribed by tradition and cultural values, despite western influence. Moreover the legacy of apartheid created a situation in which black artists, especially women. have not always benefitted in terms of career opportunities. The research is based on case studies of five Indian women who have received due recognition as artists: Lalitha Jawahirilal, Usha Seejarim, Sharlene Khan, Simmi Dullay and Reshma Chhiba. These artists' lives, careers and artistic output are closely studied, documented and critically interpreted using key concepts such as orientalism, black feminism and post colonialism.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 159 pages, 19 leaves of plates (some colored)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Race
dc.subject Separate development
dc.subject Education
dc.subject Culture
dc.subject Religion
dc.subject Patriarchy
dc.subject Class
dc.subject Gender
dc.subject South African women
dc.subject Black feminism
dc.subject Contemporary art
dc.subject Apartheid
dc.subject Art institutions
dc.subject.ddc 700.820968
dc.subject.lcsh Indian women in art -- South Africa -- Biography
dc.subject.lcsh Women artists -- South Africa -- Biography
dc.subject.lcsh Indian women -- South Africa -- History
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa -- Race relations
dc.subject.lcsh Gender identity in art -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Indian women in art -- South Africa -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Jawahirila, Lalitha
dc.subject.lcsh Seejarim, Usha, 1974-
dc.subject.lcsh Khan, Sharlene, 1977-
dc.subject.lcsh Dullay, Simmi
dc.subject.lcsh Chhiba, Reshma
dc.title The artistic practices of contemporary South African Indian women artists : how race, class and gender affect the making of visual art en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Art History)


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