Kemang Wa Lahulere Name Institution Professor Course Date Introduction Kemang Wa Lehulere was born in Gugulethu cape Town South Africa in the year 1984. He lives in Johannesburg. He studied fine arts in (Witwatersrand 2011). One interesting trait of Lehulere’s work is that it bears a dip root of the community in which he was born. His work features the customs and way of living of his native home. His major works and exhibitions is told in melancholic manner of a grieving subject whose pain knows no bounds. When one looks at his work closely it seems as though he belongs to a long tradition group of artist who have arisen under Saturn. His work ranges from sculpture and photography to sizable oneiric mark drawings on walls and hard surfaces. He also portrays his work on paper and smaller forms of blackboards. He is also known for his exemplary Africans who had to undergo sorrowful and heart wrenching ordeal in the name of apartheid regime that is laded with racism poverty and grief. This is a past that should be shared from generation to generation as a way of preserving their identity and culture. His works also show the cultural collaboration as depicted in many of his paintings and videos. He syndicates both his native and western culture in a way that most find intriguing. Any persons with an aim of finding out how different cultures are incorporated into one will find his work being of great help. Reference Art Africa (2016) Kemang Wa Lehulere: Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year 2017. Kemang L. (2012). Bird Song. ISBN 9783775742801 Miller K. (2005).Trauma Testimony and Truth: Contemporary South African artists Speak. African Arts 3893 40-51 93-94 Roslyn S. (2006).South African’s Rising Art Star Builds His New Stage in Chicago [...]
For the Essay, you will need to expand on the presentation you gave to the class. Start with what you did for the presentation and expand: 1) Opening sentence/first paragraph: “the hook” … snappy first sentence that gives your reader (me) an idea about the significance of this artist’s work, what this artist has done that is really cool, why anyone should care. What are some of the major themes in this artist’s work? 2) A few paragraphs about the artist’s background: provide brief relevant biographic info about the artist and his/her life and training. What relationship do they have with their home country … If they live in Africa, are they teachers? Do they exhibit in Africa? Are they based in Europe or America? If they have emigrated to the United States or elsewhere, does their home country figure prominently in their work? In one (more) paragraph, identify at least one (group) exhibition in which they have been included. What was the theme of the exhibition? How did their work contribute to the theme? 3) Then you should focus on at least one major work or group of works that provide a sense of the artist’s practice and concerns, what is it about? Provide a description of the work and then expand on the theme(s). 4) Place your artist in relation to material covered in the class. One possibility would be, for example, artists who respond to the idea of a Kongo nkissi figure, or produce work related to textile traditions, or compare your artist to one or more of the contemporary artists discussed in class (Yinka Shonibare or Bernie Searle, for example) 5) Conclusion: Come back to the issue of why anyone should care about this artist and his/her work. CITING SOURCES: Whether you are writing an essay in response to a single article or a full-blown research paper, you should get into the habit of properly citing your sources. There are several alternatives. As far as I am concerned, you may use any method, but your references must be complete and consistent, including any sources I have provided in assignments. I offer several sample methods below as well as examples for citing internet resources (the url must be included along with the date you accessed the site). More questions? Try googling "citing sources" for different online guides. If you are missing information (i.e. page numbers, journal titles, etc.) try Google Scholar to find a complete citation. MLA Miller, Kim. "Trauma, testimony, and truth: contemporary South African artists speak." African arts 38.3 (2005): 40-51, 93-94. APA Miller, K. (2005). Trauma, testimony, and truth: contemporary South African artists speak. African arts, 38(3), 40-51, 93-94. CHICAGO Miller, Kim. "Trauma, testimony, and truth: contemporary South African artists speak." African arts 38, no. 3 (2005): 40-51, 93-94. One method generally used in social sciences is sometimes referred to as the author/date method. In this method, the author's last name, date of publication and page number appear in parentheses within the text itself, and the reader can find all of the bibliographic information in the bibliography at the end. See for example, the system used in the assigned article on trauma and South Africa by Miller. There are some footnotes to expand on an idea outside the text, but the basic citation method in the text is the author/date (Miller 2005: 45). Please note: if you mention the author by name in a sentence, you do not need to repeat the author's name in the parentheses, just the date and page numbers. CITING INTERNET SOURCES: El Anatsui: Studio Process | Art21 "Exclusive". (24 April 2017) Sokari Douglas Camp – Artist. (24 April 2017) Your essay should be 5-6 pages, typed, double-spaced, with one page of illustrations. It must be turned in as hard copy as well as submitted digitally to safe assign on Blackboard. Points possible: 100 Your essay will be judged according to the following criteria: Content (clear understanding of the subject with some sense of your own ideas in pulling the information together) Organization (clear statement of the topic and major themes at beginning, smooth transition between different sections, and a solid conclusion that reinforces the theme(s) based on the information presented) Use of Examples (well-chosen examples to illustrate your points) Presentation (well-written with proper grammar, spelling, etc, complete bibliography, neatly done.