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The appropriation of an icon: Guernica, remade

Wedderburn, Alister


Between 2009 and 2010, a women’s community organisation in the Eastern Cape of South Africa wove a tapestry based on Pablo Picasso’s 1937 painting Guernica. The work repurposes the aesthetic vocabulary of Picasso’s iconic painting, applying it to the group’s experiences of the ongoing AIDS epidemic. Rooted in the everyday practice of the women responsible for weaving it, the tapestry offers a layered, complex response to the gendered politics of national and international HIV/AIDS governance,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: International Feminist Journal of Politics
DOI: 10.1080/14616742.2019.1598778


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