Remote Avant-Garde : Aboriginal Art under Occupation, Paperback / softback Book

Remote Avant-Garde : Aboriginal Art under Occupation Paperback / softback

Part of the Objects/Histories series

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In Remote Avant-Garde Jennifer Loureide Biddle models new and emergent desert Aboriginal aesthetics as an art of survival.

Since 2007, Australian government policy has targeted "remote" Australian Aboriginal communities as at crisis level of delinquency and dysfunction.

Biddle asks how emergent art responds to national emergency, from the creation of locally hunted grass sculptures to biliterary acrylic witness paintings to stop-motion animation.

Following directly from the unprecedented success of the Western Desert art movement, contemporary Aboriginal artists harness traditions of experimentation to revivify at-risk vernacular languages, maintain cultural heritage, and ensure place-based practice of community initiative.

Biddle shows how these new art forms demand serious and sustained attention to the dense complexities of sentient perception and the radical inseparability of art from life.

Taking shape on frontier boundaries and in zones of intercultural imperative, Remote Avant-Garde presents Aboriginal art "under occupation" in Australia today.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 304 pages, 112 illustrations, incl. 20 in color
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Colonial art
  • ISBN: 9780822360711

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