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Title:The Influence of Globalization on South African Artists
Author:Marschall, Sabine
Periodical:Afrika Zamani: revue annuelle d'histoire africaine = Annual Journal of African History (ISSN 0850-3079)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:South Africa
Southern Africa
Subjects:global economy
Architecture and the Arts
international relations
Labor and Employment
Art, Architecture, Music, Drama
Abstract:With the end of the apartheid era in 1994, the standards of the global art world began to influence the local South African art scene. At precisely the same time South Africa embarked on the project of redefining its own artistic canon, and displaying an inclusive 'rainbow nation' national art, after decades of separate development and biased standards. Both (potentially contradictory) dynamics were indirectly aimed at integrating historically marginalized black artists into the artistic mainstream. Seven years later, while some black artists have clearly benefited from the new opportunities that have resulted from South African's integration into the global art world, there has been no fundamental transformation of the traditionally white dominated South African art world, within which black artists are positioned at the margins. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]