Contemporary Art and Anthropology
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Contemporary Art and Anthropology by Arnd Schneider
Book DescriptionContemporary Art and Anthropology takes a new and exciting approach to representational practices within contemporary art and anthropology. Traditionally, the anthropology of art has tended to focus on the interpretation of tribal artifacts but has not considered the impact such art could have on its own ways of making and presenting work. The potential for the contemporary art scene to suggest innovative representational practices has been similarly ignored. This book challenges the reluctance that exists within anthropology to pursue alternative strategies of research, creation and exhibition, and argues that contemporary artists and anthropologists have much to learn from each others' practices. The contributors to this pioneering book consider the work of artists such as Susan Hiller, Francesco Clemente and Rimer Cardillo, and in exploring topics such as the possibility of shared representational values, aesthetics and modernity, and tattooing, they suggest productive new directions for practices in both fields.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845201029
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Arnd Schneider
Anthropology and Art Practice, Paperback (October 2013)
Anthropology and Art Practice is a practice-based text looking at experimental work informed by the newly-reconfigured relationship between arts and anthropology. Focussing on key works from artists and anthropologists it challenges assumptions made on both sides of the art/anthropology divide and will incite debate amongst scholars in the field.
Between Art and Anthropology, Hardback (September 2010)» View all books by Arnd Schneider
Between Art and Anthropology explores the common set of practices and ethical concerns shared by artists and anthropologists.
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Author Biography - Arnd Schneider
Arnd Schneider is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo. Christopher Wright is Lecturer in Anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
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