n De Arte - Through the looking glass : Representations of self by South African women artists, Brenda Schmahmann : book review




Every year I collect an arsenal of contemporary and relevant examples from the mass media and other cultural activities to convince my postgraduate students (mostly female) that feminism and gender are indeed relevant topics for a scholar of art history and visual culture. Last year, for instance, I contrasted a photograph of the four rag princesses at the University of Pretoria wrapped in nothing but tin foil on the cover of a leading newspaper with the victorious face of one of four alleged rapists on the same campus.


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