Art and Reconciliation
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Art and reconciliationis an emerging area of scholarship and practice that explores the potential of art in transitional justice, specifically to foster one of its core goals: reconciliation. Art encompasses a wide range of practices, from large public art initiatives to very small-scale participatory workshops, and involves diverse art forms, including fine art, photography, film, theatre, dance, music, embodied practice, and traditional crafts. Reconciliation is more difficult to define but is usually conceptualized as a process of coming to terms, which can occur at a variety of different levels – with oneself and one’s own experience, with other individuals, within a community, society or state, or inter-state. The relationship between art and...
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