Perceptions, personhood, control of knowledge, and interpretation of meaning are all features of the complex intentionalities and sites of social mediation that visual art forms encourage. In this essay, I argue that visual art offers a legitimate, far-reaching, and influential site of knowledge transference. Throughout this essay I will draw on examples from one of my visual ethno-documentary research projects to suggest ways in which visual art and visual art practices, when considered through anthropological lens, have agency.
|Keywords:||Visual Art, Social Research|
Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada