Some artworks incorporate the objects as they are – not as a drawing or a painting of an object, or even a photograph of the object – but the physical object itself. Marcel Duchamp, the French Dadaist artist who first used an object in this way, called it the art of the “readymade”.
Look at these artworks
Can you identify the materials or objects used in each work?
Include, in your looking, the work Mother Daughter by Sue Pam-Grant (on page 9 of this book).
How – if at all – do the titles of the artworks add to your understanding of the work?
How do the choices of materials contribute to the meaning of each work? How were those things used originally?
Look at the materials listed (for example) in the caption for Ride to Rights. Why have these particular objects been included, do you think? What might each object signify? Why Dutch books? What role did the Dutch play in the early history of South Africa?