however in our reality as of now, I see a more SOCIAL OPPRESSION
Social oppression - Social oppression is when a single group in society unjustly takes advantage of and exercises power over, another group using dominance and subordination. This results in the socially supported mistreatment and exploitation of a group of individuals by those with relative power.
But who in our society is being socially oppressed
Oppression is malicious or unjust treatment or exercise of power, often under the guise of a governmental authority or cultural opprobrium. Oppression may be overt or covert, depending on how it is practiced.
Images from original image collecting assignment
Art by Refugee
Art by a group of black people
Art by someone from the Asia
Art by a non binary person
Art by a black man who has not had design education
Indigenous tribe tattoo design
Art by working class
Art by black women
Art by a queer person
But are THEY or they're WORKS being oppressed?
The bigger underlining question, since as I glanced at my previously picked out works the people who fall under the 'socially oppressed' category also are also people whos works are known by the public.
Some examples from the previous selection of artworks:
Kara Walker a black women, fountain presented at Tate Modern London
Ernest Zacharevic a lithuanian working class + no design education. His art work floods the streets of Peneng Malasia and many more contries around the world
Kalinga Philopino Tribe women tattoo designs are now a big hype, tourists travel many miles to reach her.
For them, the road was not as smooth nor easy.
Coming from an OPPRESSED society = OPPRESSED artwork
The oppression of people reflects onto the oppression of they're work
Our canon should consider oppression but also social oppression, it should not ignore works of oppressed communities just because they are at the moment in some type of 'spotlight'. Of those on the contrary who are not on the spotlight, they work and they should be recognized.
However, this can all be based on