Modernist Art in Ethiopia Elizabeth W. Giorgis Ohio University Press, 2019 Web Site If modernism initially came to Africa through colonial contact, what does Ethiopia’s inimitable historical condition—its independence save for five years under Italian occupation—mean for its own modernist tradition? In Modernist Art in Ethiopia—the first book-length study of the Continue Reading
Roger Sansi Art, Anthropology and the Gift Bloosmbury, 2014 Publisher Website In recent decades, the dialogue between art and anthropology has been both intense and controversial. Art, Anthropology and the Gift provides a much-needed and comprehensive overview of this dialogue, whilst also exploring the reciprocal nature of the two subjects through practice, theory and Continue Reading
Art Practice as Research. Inquiry in Visual Arts by Graeme Sullivan – Pennsylvania State University, USA 2010, Sage Publications Art Practice as Research, Second Edition continues to present a compelling argument that the creative and cultural inquiry undertaken by artists is a form of research. The Continue Reading
Censorship is alive and well in the art world. Artistic expression is as vulnerable in democracies as it is in authoritarian regimes when it comes to sex, religion and the limits of tolerance. From international shows in the Gulf and the Far East to leading museums and galleries in the US and London, contemporary artists fall foul of local laws and sensibilities. Index on 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