Diaspora in the field of vision

Sprio, Margherita (2013) Diaspora in the field of vision. Visual Culture in Britain, 14 (3). pp. 342-355. ISSN 1471-4787

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14714787.2013.832104


Diasporic artists have become visible in small but significant numbers since the expansion in post-war education in Britain – supported in part by those sympathetic to the politics of educational equality and in part by those for whom education and diasporic experience were the enabling factors for their practices. Out of these practices emerged the critical debates about visual cultural diversity, now commonplace within contemporary art education. This article will address some of the key issues that have been made apparent in the work of some contemporary diasporic artists who live, work and have studied in Britain. These issues will be looked at within the frame of contemporary British art education and its changing role in the current era. In addition, the article will look at how emerging contemporary art practices (for example, live art practices) figure in the hierarchies that dominate the existing institutional structures in higher education in Britain.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: In special issue - Equal Value? Tangents and Tendencies in Contemporary British Art
Subjects: University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design
Depositing User: Rachel Wheelhouse
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2013 15:52
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2013 11:15
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/12188

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