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Alternative art and anthropology: global encounters

Alternative art and anthropology: global encounters

Schneider, Arnd, 1960- author

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 debate. Alternative Art and Anthropology: Global Encounters rectifies this by offering a ground-breaking new approach to the subject. Entirely dedicated to perspectives from Asia, Latin America, and Africa, the book advances our understanding of the connections between anthropology and contemporary art on a global scale. Across ten chapters, a range of anthropologists, artists, and curators from countries such as China, Japan, Indonesia, Bhutan, Nigeria, Chile, Ecuador, and the Philippines discuss encounters between anthropology and contemporary art from their points of view, presenting readers with new vantage points and perspectives. Arnd Schneider, a leading scholar in the field, draws together the various threads to provide readers with a clear conceptual and theoretical narrative. The first to map the relationship between anthropology and contemporary art from a global perspective, this is a key text for students and academics in areas such as anthropology, visual anthropology, anthropology of art, art history, and curatorial studies

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Published London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Arnd Schneider
ISBN: 1474231276, 9781474231275
Physical Description: 288 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Subject: Crafts.; Theory of art; Popular culture; Material culture; History of art; Art and anthropology.; Social & cultural anthropology
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781474231244

Contents

  1. List of Figures
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. List of Contributors
  4. 1. Alternatives: World Ontologies and Dialogues between Contemporary Arts and Anthropologies
  5. Arnd Schneider, University of Oslo, Norway
  6. 2. Anthropology of Practice: Artists of Africa and the Ethnographic Field in Contemporary Art
  7. Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, USA
  8. 3. African Art in the Global Contemporay: Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi in conversation with Arnd Schneider
  9. Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, USA and Arnd Schneider, University of Oslo, Norway
  10. 4. What Is Art Anthropology?
  11. Shinichi Nakazawa, Meiji University, Japan
  12. 5. Art Anthropology: Shinichi Nakazawa in conversation with Arnd Schneider
  13. Shinichi Nakazawa, Meiji University, Japan and Arnd Schneider, University of Oslo, Norway
  14. 6. Flowers' Life: Notes and Reflections on an Art-Anthropology Exhibtion
  15. Tomoko Niwa, National Institutes for the Humanities, Japan and Tadashi Yanai, University of Tokyo, Japan
  16. 7. Theories in Images: Tadashi Yanai in Conversation with Arnd Schneider
  17. Tadashi Yanai, University of Tokyo, Japan and Arnd Schneider, University of Oslo, Norway
  18. 8. Anthropological Studies of Urban Art Districts: The Thinking behind the Exploration of Dashanzi Art District
  19. Fang Lili, Chinese National Academy of Arts, China
  20. 9. Dobrak! Taking Matters into Their own Hands
  21. Adeline Ooi, Art Basel
  22. 10. Turning Targets in Indonesia and Beyond: Mella Nindityo and Adeline Ooi in Conversation with Arnd Schneider
  23. Mella Jaarsma, Adeline Ooi, Art Basel and Arnd Schneider, University of Oslo, Norway
  24. 11. Art and Anthropology: Portrait of the Object as Filipino
  25. Almira Astudillo Gilles, Field Museum of Natural History, USA and National Museum of the Philippines, Philippines
  26. 12. In the Presence of Filipino Art and Objects: Almira Astudillo Gilles in Conversation with Arnd Schneider
  27. Almira Astudillo Gilles, Field Museum of Natural History, USA and National Museum of the Philippines, Philippines and Arnd Schneider, University of Oslo, Norway
  28. 13. Tigers and Splashes: An Action-Oriented Art and Art Education Exchange between Bhutan and Switzerland
  29. Annemarie Bucher, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland, Sonam Choki, Choki Traditional Arts School, Bhutan and Dominique Lämmli, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland
  30. 14. Remains and Gains: A Conversation between Sonam Choki, Dominique Lämmli, and Annemarie Bucher on
  31. Expectations, Challenges, Benefits, and Learning Processes
  32. Annemarie Bucher, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland, Sonam Choki, Choki Traditional Arts School, Bhutan and Dominique Lämmli, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland
  33. 15. Ethnography, 'Pataphysics, Copying
  34. X. Andrade, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
  35. 16. Inscription and Desinscripción: X. Andrade in Conversation with Arnd Schneider
  36. X. Andrade, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia and Arnd Schneider, University of Oslo, Norway
  37. 17. Conversación de Campo (Field Conversation)
  38. Rosario Carmona, Bonn University, Switzerland, Catalina Matthey, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, Maria Rosario Montero, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK and Paula Salas, independent artist