By Laura Fisher
This ebook is an research of how the Aboriginal paintings phenomenon has been entangled with Australian society’s negotiation of Indigenous people’s prestige in the state. via severe mirrored image on Aboriginal art’s idiosyncrasies as an excellent arts move, its vexed dating with cash, and its mediation of the politics of identification and popularity, this examine illuminates the mutability of Aboriginal art’s meanings in numerous settings. It finds that this mutability is a outcome of the truth that quite a number governmental, activist and civil society initiatives have appropriated the art’s power and metonymic energy in nationwide public tradition, and that Aboriginal paintings is as a lot a phenomenon of visible and advertisement tradition because it is an paintings stream. all through those examinations, Fisher strains the utopian and dystopian currents of notion that experience crystallised round the Aboriginal paintings stream and which occur the moral conundrums that underpin the settler country condition.
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Aboriginal Art and Australian Society: Hope and Disenchantment (Anthem Studies in Australian Literature and Culture) by Laura Fisher