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The flat gallery: a documentation and critical examination of an informal art organisation in Durban

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dc.contributor.author Allen SD en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T06:30:53Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T06:30:53Z
dc.date.created 1998 en
dc.date.submitted 1999 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/5124
dc.description.abstract Examines the Durban-based alternative/informal art space, the FLAT Gallery, which operated from October 1993 to January 1995. The thesis defines what is meant by alternative space and looks at the historical development of such spaces. The similarities between the FLAT and other contemporary artist initiatives in South Africa and the United States are explored and comparisons are drawn. A chronological documentation of the FLAT Gallery's programme is constructed. A comprehensive record of the FLAT Gallery's activities is created, including an investigation into the historical influences, with specific examples of linkages to other artist-motivated projects in the past. This document is an affirmation of the possibilities for working and exhibiting once the artist has left the comforts of faculty guidance, peer support, studio facilities and venues for showing work that the institutional environment provides. This thesis claims that the responsibility rests with the artist to actively build a place where his or her development as a creative individual can flourish. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Fine arts and History of art en
dc.subject Art historiography en
dc.title The flat gallery: a documentation and critical examination of an informal art organisation in Durban en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MTech en


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