Iscussion Regarding the Africian Art film and other elements in the module…

This is for the Online class. I should post my opinion for the question and I need 2-3 paragraph for this.

Here is the qustion...

As discussed in the class, the dialogue that will take place throughout this semester all really evolves around the structure that I diagramed in Session 8. In addressing Post-colonial discourse and art, which is the framework of this class the film African Art contributes a critical dialogue suggesting that a reappraisal is necessary to place this art within its own cultural context. As we go forward in this class, it will be of importance for all of us to be able to step out of our prior conditioning in art and many other things and take a stance that allows us to place ourselves, our minds, in a space that allows for an ability to look at the world around us and the art that defines it in perhaps a different manner.

Most importantly, the art and artifacts that we will be viewing very strongly shows how identity can be constructed and expressed in art.

From the vantage point of what you have learned thus far, how does this impact your thinking at this point and how do you feel that identity is or might be constructed and expressed in art?

What impact did the film African Art have on your thinking with regard to how the meaning of art (and, perhaps, thus the identity of the artist) is constructed in society in general, and, most specifically, how it has been presented in Western society?
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I have many examples which other students already posted
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From the vantage point of what you have learned thus far, how does this impact your thinking at this point and how do you feel that identity is or might be constructed and expressed in art?

Same as the Sokari in the film, when I first see African art I think it s peculiar. I don t really like African art in comparison with European art. However, after understanding the meaning behind them, I started to appreciate them. I think culture is represent by the art and sculpture. African art to me, has a very special features. It is not like painting, require specific skill and techniques that artist should learn in order to create a beautiful painting; in fact, Africa artist that create art with their own characteristics and spirit. There is no formula or rule for their art. The artist can express their own though and personality freely.


What impact did the film African Art have on your thinking with regard to how the meaning of art (and, perhaps, thus the identity of the artist) is constructed in society in general, and, most specifically, how it has been presented in Western society?

I think anybody can be artist, it is how you view the piece. There are some art or design I see on the book which is just scribbles or blocks of color. However, if you view it in a good way and try to appreciate it, it s abstract art, and it you don t try to appreciate it, it would not be a piece of art. I think art is everywhere, a photography with a water splash on the floor that create a beautiful pattern would be a piece of art too. There is not limitation for a creation of art. After watching the film, it is interesting to find out that every piece of African art is created for a purpose, example for ceremonies and spiritual use. That makes me appreciate Africa art more as knowing the concept behind the work. I think the sculpture/mask they make for the religious use in their eye might not be a piece of art, however, it is presented in the Western society as a piece of art.
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If you need more I can give you.
I should post it before sep 21
Thanks.