Alternative Art and Anthropology Global Encounters

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  • Copyright: 2017-05-04
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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While the importance of the relationship between anthropology and art has long been recognized, the discussion has tended to focus on North America, Europe, and Australia; until now, 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, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador, Ethiopia, and Papua New Guinea discuss encounters between anthropology and 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 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, world art, fine art, and curatorial studies.

Author Biography

Arnd Schneider is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo, Norway. He is the editor of Contemporary Art and Anthropology, Between Art and Anthropology, Anthropology and Art Practice (all with Christopher Wright) and Experimental Film and Anthropology (with Caterina Pasqualino), all published by Bloomsbury.

Table of Contents

1. Alternatives: World Ontologies and Dialogues between Contemporary Arts and
Arnd Schneider
2. Anthropology of Practice: Artists of Africa and the Ethnographic Field in Contemporary Art
Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi
3. African Art in the Global Contemporay:
Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi in conversation with Arnd Schneider
Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi and Arnd Schneider
4. What Is Art Anthropology?

Shinichi Nakazawa

5. Art Anthropology: Shinichi Nakazawa in conversation with Arnd Schneider
Shinichi Nakazawa and Arnd Schneider

6. Flowers' Life: Notes and Reflections on an Art-Anthropology Exhibtion
Tomoko Niwa and Tadashi Yanai
7. Theories in Images: Tadashi Yanai in Conversation with Arnd Schneider

Tadashi Yanai and Arnd Schneider

8. Anthropological Studies of Urban Art Districts: The Thinking behind the Exploration of Dashanzi Art District
Lili Fang
9. Dobrak! Taking matters into theirown hands
Adeline Ooi
10. Turning Targets in Indonesia and Beyond:
Mella Nindityo and Adeline Ooi in Conversation with Arnd Schneider
Mella Nindityo, Adeline Ooi, and Arnd Schneider
11. Art and Anthropology: Portrait of the Object as Filipino
Almira Astudillo Gilles
12. In the presence of Filipino art and objects:
Almira Astudillo Gilles in conversation with Arnd Schneider
Almira Astudillo Gilles and Arnd Schneider
13. Tigers and splashes:
An action-oriented art and art education exchange between Bhutan and Switzerland
Annemarie Bucher, Sonam Choki, Dominique Lämmli
14. Remains and Gains: A Conversation between Sonam Choki, Dominique Lämmli, and Annemarie Bucher on Expectations, Challenges, Benefits, and Learning Processes
Annemarie Bucher, Sonam Choki, Dominique Lämmli
15. Ethnography, 'Pataphysics, Copying
X. Andrade
16.Inscription and desinscripción:
X. Andrade in conversation with Arnd Schneider
X. Andrade and Arnd Schneider
17. Conversación de Campo (Field Conversation)
Rosario Carmona, Catalina Matthey, Maria Rosario Montero, and Paula Salas

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