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POLITICAL EMBODIMENT IN THE WORK OF MAGRELA; CHALLENGING POWER, SPACE, AND GENDER IN SÃO PAULO

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Material Information

Title:
POLITICAL EMBODIMENT IN THE WORK OF MAGRELA; CHALLENGING POWER, SPACE, AND GENDER IN SÃO PAULO
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Garofalo, Paula Bettina
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Humanities
Area of Concentration:
Art History
Faculty Sponsor:
Hassold, Cris

Subjects

Genre:
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
Magrela (Carol Maciel) is an artist living and working out of São Paulo, Brazil. Her work addresses the female body, and all the political implications that the embodied subject holds. This thesis aims to explicate Magrela’s graffiti practice in relation to gendered inequality in São Paulo. I wish to emphasize Magrela’s multi-faceted approach to challenging gendered oppression through her representation of the female body in public spaces. Through the theoretical combination of abject imagery crossed with a phenomenological approach of feminist embodiment, I suggest how Magrela’s practice is a successful critique and challenge of patriarchal models. There are three main issues that I present here: the first is Magrela’s representation of women’s bodies in relation to women’s poor socio-economic standing in São Paulo, Brazil. The second issue is how embodiment, represented in Magrela’s work, can be both reflective and challenging to social oppression. The third issue deals with the act of illegal graffiti and street art, and how Magrela’s work becomes subversive of cultural norms through the interruption of public space. I suggest that the subject matter of Magrela’s art and her artistic production itself mobilizes symbols that function phenomenologically to challenge cultural paradigms of oppression, culturally normative conceptions of the female body, and the culturally normative consumption of art.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Paula Bettina Garofalo
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Hassold, Cris

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Resource Identifier:
Classification:
S.T. 2014 G3
System ID:
AA00024742:00001

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