Book Chapter

The authenticity of Australian Aboriginal painting in the age of globalization

I McLean, Kaspar Konig, Emily Joyce Evans, Falk Wolf

Remembering Forward: Australian Aboriginal painting since 1960 | Paul Holberton for Museum Ludwig, Cologne | Published : 2010

Abstract

Remembering Forward presents works by nine of the most prominent Australian Aboriginal artists: Paddy Bedford, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Queenie McKenzie, Dorothy Napangardi, Rover Thomas, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri and Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula whose work spans the last forty years of contemporary Australian Indigenous painting in the Central and Western Deserts and the Kimberley region. The works are situated in, and generate, a peculiar tension between traditional and modern and past and present. On the one hand, they usually take as their subject the so called 'Dreamtime' of prehistory from which myths of the earth's and humankind's creation hav..

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