art for humanity...'the art of human rights'
is a non-profit organisation based in Durban, South Africa which specialises in producing fine art print portfolios, exhibitions, billboards and research projects that advocate various human rights issues in South Africa and internationally. The Art for Humanity website serves as an online resource for those interested in human rights, art and social development.
Monday, July 16, 2012
An Artists Cartoon
By Nicole Hodnett
Art is a term that describes a diverse range of human
activities and the products of those activities.Art for Humanity expresses
thought through art and poetry via the Dialogue Project.
A cartoon (from Italian “cartone”and dutch
word”karton”meaning strong,heavy paper or pasteboard.
According to Media Manipulation, every politician, event and
situation has been catapulted into the public sphere through a cartoonist’s eye.
The juxtaposition of satire, humour and hard hitting facts give the reader an
alternative view of the state of affairs.
According to Mail and Guardian online, Johnathan Shapiro has
been South Africa’s foremost cartoonist on all things President Jacob Zuma.
Poet of the Dialogue project-Jan Beake
In his latest work on July 6th, the country into
a frenzy over his depiction of the president as an erect penis with a
showerhead on his head, standing in front of the Goodman gallery.
According to the Bill of Rights everyone has inherent
dignity and the right to have their dignity respected and protected.
Poet of the Dialogue among organisations Project,Jan Beake
feels a fascination by the way hope and expectations ,illusions and
disillusions interfere in a person’s attempt to grasp reality. He describes
reality as “hard to grasp”.
According to the Bill of rights everyone has inherent
dignity and the right to have their dignity respected and protected
Director of Art for Humanity Jan Jordaan disagrees with the
latest portrayal of cartoons.
“I would call it abuse of human rights, resulting in hate
speech against an individual ‘he said.
Art historian E.H Gombrich stated, “Such is the power of a
cartoon. At its highest, the cartoon solidifies the elusive flux of events into
manageable or memorable myth”