Book Chapter

Aboriginal Modernism in Australia

I McLean, Kobena Mercer

Exiles, diasporas, and strangers | Institute of International Visual Arts & MIT Press | Published : 2008

Abstract

Examining life-changing journeys that transplanted artists and intellectuals from one cultural context to another, Exiles, Diasporas &​ Strangers offers a thematic overview of the critical and creative role of estrangement and displacement in the story of 20th-century art." "Revealing the traumatic conditions that shaped numerous variants of modernism - among indigenous artists in Australia and Canada as much as emigre art historians from Central Europe - these critical studies also highlight multidirectional patterns of cross-appropriation that trouble the settled boundaries of national belonging, whether manifested in 1920s Nigeria or in post-modern works by black British artists in the 19..

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