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12 - Visual Arts - Art and Power: Gittoes : journal articles in databases

A research guide for Year 12 HSC Visual Arts module 'art and power'. Includes links to online articles and other information.

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Invisible Again: Rwanda and Representation after Genocide

Nicholas Mirzoeff

African Arts, Vol. 38, No. 3, Trauma and Representation in Africa (Autumn, 2005), pp. 36-39+86-91+96

...representation of the geno- cide. Like Jaar and Peress, the Australian artist George Gittoes visited Rwanda during the immediate aftermath of the genocide. Displaying remarkable per- sonal courage, he joined Australian aid groups going to Rwanda and found him- self in the Kibeho refugee camp...


Review Essay: The Power of Testimony

Gillian Whitlock

Law and Literature, Vol. 19, No. 1 (Spring 2007), pp. 139-152

...forgiveness. The jacket of Human Rights and Narrated Lives features a work by the art- ist and activist George Gittoes : a vivid and joyful painting of African women celebrating the release of Nelson Mandela in . This image affirms the germinal role of South African discourses of truth and reconcil-...


Notes for a Dialogue on Art Education in Critical Times

Dipti Desai, Graeme Chalmers

Art Education, Vol. 60, No. 5 (Sep., 2007), pp. 6-12 see examples of illustrated essays such as Australian student Laura Sanchez's comparison of the controversial work of South African William Kentridge and Australian George Gittoes , well-known for his 1995 painting Rwanda and other images of genocide and torture. Another example, a dialogic art project initiated by Suzanne Lacy, The...


Painting as Rhetorical Performance: Joseph Wright's "An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump"

Marguerite Helmers

JAC, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Winter 2001), pp. 71-95

...act of Congress, that area as a national park (see Haines). In this case, the aesthetics of vision challenged lawmakers to preserve the beauty of the landscape. More overtly political works?such as Pablo Picasso's Guernica or the disturbing works of the Australian painter, writer, and peacekeeperGeorge Gittoes ?are, of course,...


Security, Spatiality, and Social Suffering

Phillip Darby

Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, Vol. 31, No. 4, Geography and the Reconceptualization of Politics: Spaces, Times, and Scales of the Political (Oct.-Dec. 2006), pp. 453-473

..., at p. 209. 37. Arthur Kleinman, Veena Das, and Margaret Lock, intro. to Klein- man, Das, and Lock, eds., Social Suffering (Delhi, Oxford University Press, 1998), p. ix. 38. See George Gittoes , Postcards from Baghdad, Weekend Australian Magazine, Dec. 20-21, 2003, pp...