Discuss the similarities and/or differences in the manner in which Sarah Baartman, Michelle Obama, Caster Semenya, and Serena Williams have been described/talked about in public space.

  1. Read the articles on Michelle Obama, Serena Williams, and Caster Semenya.
  2. Watch the Life and Times of Sarah Baartman documentary.
  3. Write a reflection of 1000-1200 words on the similarities and/or differences in the manner in which Sarah Baartman, Michelle Obama, Caster Semenya, and Serena Williams have been described/talked about in public space.
  4. Please note that you are required to have at least two sources with APA citation style given in-text (within your discussion), plus full citations at the bottom of your posted discussion. You are free to cite any other sources, including the sources assigned for this assignment readings. You will lose points if you do not follow the APA citation style.

One way to link the artworks we’ve looked at is to say that each of them questions the rules of representation.  Indeed, we might give that thread its own problematic – “the crisis of representation” – and go on to say that it orients Modern Art on the whole.  Choose two of the artworks we’ve examined and write a short essay describing how, both together and separately, they confront the question of representation – how, that is, we might talk about them in relation to representation.

Be sure to describe the artworks you discuss.  Try, as best as you can, to link the conclusions you draw to specific details in them.  In other words, help me see what you’re trying to say about artworks you introduce.  And don’t forget – don’t be afraid – to state what seems most obvious.

Finally, be sure your essays engage the course readings.  At the very least you should have something specific and substantive to say about the readings we’ve done around the artworks you discuss.  Show me that you’ve read closely and critically.Good luck!