Book Chapter

Inventing Australian Aboriginal art: From anti-art to fine art

I McLean

World Art and the Legacies of Colonial Violence | Ashgate Publishing Limited | Published : 2013

Abstract

How have imperialism and its after-effects impacted patterns of cultural exchange, artistic creativity and historical/​curatorial interpretation? 'World art and the legacies of colonial violence' - comprised of ten essays by an international roster of art historians, curators, and anthropologists - forges innovative approaches to post-colonial studies, Indigenous studies, critical heritage studies, and the new museology.This volume probes the degree to which global histories of conflict, coercion and occupation have shaped art historical approaches to intercultural knowledge and representation. These debates are relevant to contemporary artists and scholars of visual, material and museologic..

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