Between Indigenous Australia and Europe: John Mawurndjul: Art Histories in Context

Between Indigenous Australia and Europe: John Mawurndjul: Art Histories in Context Edited Book

  • Author(s): Volkenandt, C, Kaufmann,
  • Published: 2009
  • Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
  • ISBN: 9780855756666

Abstract: Increasingly, Australian Indigenous art is drawing the attention of international audiences, in part because of the amazing stories the artists tell of human creativity. John Mawurndjul is an Aboriginal artist whose work is collected and displayed in art museums and galleries throughout the world. The authors here debate questions such as how art should be viewed and approached in intercultural terms. Pt.1. Local contexts of bark painting Painted energy: John Mawurndjul and the negotiation of asthetics in Kuninjku bark painting Arts adviser perspective on producing art for Balanda Brokering Kuninjku art: critical perspective on the complex processes of mediating with the market Rarrk on bark: John Mawurndjul's medium of power and beauty Pt.2. Identifying contexts of art discourse across cultures: the Yolngu and Kunwijku compared Why we need an intercultural art history Intercultural perspective as context: beyond othering and appropriation? Case of John Mawurndijul Dilemmata of otherness Pt.3. Between Europe and Australia: from local to global From bark to art: Karel Kupka between Arnhem Land and Basel Translating the spectacle: John Mawurndhul's intercultural aesthetic Art of the aborigines between new-age mysticism and politics What is local about local art? Contemporary African artists between international art world and local life-world P.4. Tomorrow's museums for today's art 30,000 years of Australian art - a neuropsychological approach Rendering visible - new practices for old institutions Recognising indegenous Australians: new context for art

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Volkenandt, C, Kaufmann,, 2009, Between Indigenous Australia and Europe: John Mawurndjul: Art Histories in Context, Edited Book, viewed 10 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=3686.

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