Journal article

Group soul

Charles Green

Third Text | Taylor & Francis (Routledge) | Published : 2004


This essay is a reflection on collective ownership in a collaborative work of art, noting the contemporary relevance of traditional Aboriginal understandings of intellectual and spiritual copyright. The subject matter of this essay is the intersection of Western Desert painting and a 1980s post studio artist collaboration, underneath which I’m overtly asserting Western Desert painting’s importance to a global audience, even though critics and curators find Western Desert painting difficult to place in the context of contemporary art. They acknowledge its importance, but are constricted by categorizations based on the assumption that nationality and ethnicity equals narrative. The last twenty..

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