Alternative Art and Anthropology Arnd Schneider Bloomsbury, 2017 Website While the importance of the relationship between anthropology and contemporary art has long been recognized, the discussion has tended to be among scholars from North America, Europe, and Australia; until now, scholarship and experiences from other regions have been largely absent from mainstream Continue Reading
CFP ASAP/9: The Arts of the Present Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present October 26-28, 2017 Hosted by the University of California, Berkeley at the Oakland Marriott City Center ASAP/9 invites proposals from scholars and artists addressing the contemporary arts in all their forms since the 1960s—literary, visual, performing, musical, cinematic, […]Continue Reading
Conference Ethnography-based Art Practices: Changing the Future of Fieldwork 2-4 June 2016 – Coimbra, Portugal Ethnographic-based art practices are opening up alternative possibilities for doing fieldwork, by involving different senses and deploying assorted strategies and media. This panel welcomes interdisciplinary approaches and hybrid interventions: from academic Continue Reading
First published in Spanish in 2010, Art beyond Itself is Néstor García Canclini\'s deft assessment of contemporary art. The renowned cultural critic suggests that, ideally, art is the place of imminence, the place where we glimpse something just about to happen. Yet, as he demonstrates, defining contemporary art and its role in society is an ever more complicated endeavorContinue Reading
Arnd Schneider and Christopher Wright Anthropology and Art Practice Bloomsbury, 2013 Anthropology and Art Practice takes an innovative look at new experimental work informed by the newly-reconfigured relationship between the arts and anthropology. This practice-based and visual work can be characterised as ‘art-ethnography’. In engaging with the concerns of Continue Reading