Aboriginal Art and Australian Society: Hope and by Laura Fisher

By Laura Fisher

This ebook is an research of how the Aboriginal artwork phenomenon has been entangled with Australian society’s negotiation of Indigenous people’s prestige in the country. via serious mirrored image on Aboriginal art’s idiosyncrasies as a very good arts stream, its vexed courting with funds, and its mediation of the politics of id and popularity, this learn illuminates the mutability of Aboriginal art’s meanings in several settings. It unearths that this mutability is a end result of the truth that more than a few governmental, activist and civil society initiatives have appropriated the art’s energy and metonymic strength in nationwide public tradition, and that Aboriginal artwork is as a lot a phenomenon of visible and advertisement tradition because it is an paintings circulation. all through those examinations, Fisher strains the utopian and dystopian currents of proposal that experience crystallised round the Aboriginal artwork circulation and which show up the moral conundrums that underpin the settler nation condition.

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