The Art of Protest: Violence, Politics and Otherness

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Okonopoulou, D 2017. The Art of Protest: Violence, Politics and Otherness. Prof Doc Thesis University of East London Arts and Digital Industries
AuthorsOkonopoulou, D
TypeProf Doc Thesis

The beginning of the twenty-first century has been manifestly disturbed and defined by two major events: the 2001 terrorist attack in New York and the economic crisis in Europe. These events have shaped the present global condition, and alongside further unforeseen, disruptive events like the riots in Athens, the terrorist attacks in Paris and in Brussels, the Brexit vote and the rise of Trump, are events that indicate that the Western world is in a state of continuing insecurity. As a young Greek painter I was, and continue to be, charged with anger, seeking expression and with a drive to confront these realities through my painting. The following report explores the paintings, painting styles, the historical critical framework and theoretical contexts that have influenced my work in the last five years.

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Deposited13 Feb 2018
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