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Title Oceania / edited by Peter Brunt and Nicholas Thomas.

Publication Info. London, England : Royal Academy of Arts, [2018]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.95 OCE    Available
Description 325 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), photographs ; 31 cm
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Note "First published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Oceania," Royal Academy of Arts, London, 29 September - 10 December 2018, Musée du quai Branly, Jacques Chirac, Paris, 12 March - 7 July 2019"--Colophon.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-319) and index.
Contents Oceania Redux -- 1. Reimagining the Ocean / Anne Salmond -- 2. Architecture, the Seasons and Rituals in the Land of the Kanaks / Emmanuel Kasarhérou -- 3. Museums, Collections, Colonialism, and the Gift: A Dialogue / Peter Brunt, Nicholas Thomas, Sean Mallon and Noelle M.K.Y. Kahanu -- 4. Performance and the Body / Michael Mel -- Catalogue Plates -- I. Voyaging and Navigation -- II. Making Place -- III. The Spirit of the Gift -- IV. Performance and Ceremony -- V. Encounter and Empire -- VI. Memory -- Catalogue Entries.
Summary From the remote shores of Rapa Nui to the dense rainforest of Papua New Guinea, the islands of the Pacific are home to some of the most culturally diverse populations on the planet. The region embraces an extraordinary range of art forms, from delicate shell ornaments to spectacularly decorated canoes and meeting houses. These have fascinated outsiders since the exploratory voyages of Captain Cook, the first of which commenced 250 years ago in 1768, and went on to entrance Gauguin and a host of other European artists. This volume accompanies a major survey in London and Paris of art from Oceania. It brings together the most up-to-date scholarship by the leading experts in the field, encompassing a dazzling array of objects from the region, including many that have never been published before. Also included are many works that have historically been overlooked, such as painted and woven textiles, elaborate wicker assemblages and expressively sculpted vessels, alongside works by artists working in Oceania today. Objects of great aesthetic beauty, these artworks are the product of a complex web of social, mythological and historical influences. Exhibition: Royal Academy of Arts, London, GB (29.09.-10.12.2018) / Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France (12.03. - 07.07.2019).
Event "Oceania" : September 29-December 10, 2018, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England, United Kingdom.
"Oceania" : March 12-July 7, 2019, Musée du quai Branly, Jacques Chirac, Paris, France.
Subject Art -- Oceania -- Exhibitions.
Ethnology -- Oceania.
Art -- Oceania -- Catalogs.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Brunt, Peter William, 1955- editor, author.
Thomas, Nicholas, 1960- editor, author.
Salmond, Anne, author.
Kasarherou, Emmanuel, author.
Mallon, Sean, contributor.
Kahanu, Noelle M.K.Y, contributor.
Mel, Michael A, author.
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain), issuing body, publisher, organizer, host institution.
ISBN 9781910350508 (paperback)
1910350508 (paperback)
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