Exam Questions

Answer two questions.

You must choose questions from different sections.

SECTION A: CULTURAL APPROPRIATION

  • Can we make sense of claims which state that a particular cultural form belongs to a particular culture?
  • Are some instances of cultural appropriation acts of theft? Why or why not?
  • ‘Cultural appropriation is wrong in some cases because it contributes to the destruction of the culture.’ Discuss.

SECTION B: DEPICTION

  • To what extent are conventions involved in depiction?
  • Explain Wollheim’s notion of ‘seeing-in’. Can it account for depiction?
  • Is Kendall Walton’s account of pictorial representation successful?

SECTION C: CREATIVITY

  • Is creativity in art a rational activity or process?
  • Is there reason to think that mental illness is an advantage when it comes to creating art?
  • To what extent is creativity a social phenomenon?
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