How Aborigines invented the idea of contemporary art : writings on Aboriginal contemporary art /
How Aborigines invented the idea of contemporary art : writings on Aboriginal contemporary art
edited and introduced by Ian McLean.
- 1st ed.
- 359 pages : colour illustrations ; 22 cm.
- Australian studies in art and art theory .
- Australian studies in art and art theory. .
Includes bibliographical references and index.
What the anthology does -- Aboriginal art and the artworld -- Becoming modern -- Zones of engagement -- Issues -- Futures -- How Aborigines invented the idea of contemporary art -- Map.
This is the first anthology to chronicle the global critical reception of Aboriginal art since the early 1980s, when the art world began to understand it as contemporary art. Featuring 96 authors-including art critics and historians, curators, artists, anthropologists, sociologists, philosophers and novelists-it conveys a diversity of thinking and approach. This highly anticipated anthology argues for a reevaluation of Aboriginal arts critical intervention into contemporary art since its seduction of the art world a quarter-century ago.