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.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Misconstrued Bill of
By Nicole Hodnett
Art for Humanity researches projects that advocate various
human rights issues in South Africa. Artists and poets from all over the world
use their expression through artwork and poetry on issues affecting the world
‘Lenin Lived, Lenin is Alive, Lenin Will Live by Victoria Ivanov’
As a South African country, freedom of expression is our
entitlement. If under certain circumstances a human right can be overturned by
the government if that right infringes on another person or group of people.
In recent events the minister of arts and culture stormed
out of an artistic conference in Johannesburg as she termed it pornographic.
The conference was an exhibition on black lesbian couples.
It happened recently where a provocative painting of our
South African president Jacob Zuma was on display that pierced the wrong side
of the ANC. Reactions sparked and two men wielding cans of red and black paint
walked into Johannesburg’s Goodman gallery and daubed an x over the president’s
private parts before smearing it with paint over his face.
According to Sunday times columnist and Anc acolyte Pinky
Khoabane, suggested on twitter that ‘the spear ‘constitutes plagiarism. The
inspiration to Brett Murrays painting comes from another piece of artwork
Lived, Lenin is Alive, Lenin Will Live by Victoria Ivanov’.
According to artbussiness.com creating paintings from
photographs may or may not violate copyright laws. If you are completing an
article that does not violate copyright laws and that’s by taking general
information of that certain topic and pictures included.
Drama erupted after Zuma painting was defaced
According to patent express, if a court finds somebody has
infringed upon your patent, the infringer may be required to pay a reasonable
royalty for their use of your invention. In addition the infringer may also
have to pay damages.
We all have the right to freedom of the press and other
media. Are the rights to express ourselves as a democratic country being
forgotten, tainted or simply disregarded? Everyone is equal before the law and
has a right to equal protection.
Director of Art for Humanity, Jan Jordaan felt that the government
of South Africa refuses to popularise ‘The
bill of rights’ enough and therefore gives people no right to misconstrue it.
‘In a recent Anc conference in Midland hardly any explicit
support was shown in reference to human rights’, he said.