Art and Performance in Oceania (Google eBook)

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Barry Craig, B. Kernot, Dr. Christopher Anderson
University of Hawaii Press, 1999 - Art - 318 pages
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The Fifth International Symposium of the Pacific Arts Association, titled "Art, Performance, and Society", called for papers in sessions dealing with "Production and Performance", "Social and Cultural Context", "The Record and the Remainder", and "The Mission of Museums". In all, some sixty papers were presented, twenty-four of which have been included in this book.

The first two topics elicited several papers that explored the creative process, including the description and analysis of performance, and the taxonomy of objects used, the transmission of cultural knowledge, and the identity and work of individual artists. The second two topics provided the opportunity for papers on some significant early museum collectors and collections, various methods of documenting cultural material (such as photography), how cultural material has been and can be exhibited, and the role of museums and cultural centers in Pacific Island countries.

  

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Contents

Ctitical reflections on the organisation ofhetirage
10
Art as performance in Micronesia and Polynesia Bernie Kemot
29
Indigenous Australians
60
the presentation of culture Christopher Anderson
66
Speaking as the Othet Brenda L Crofi
74
institurions in Sourh Australia Deane Fergir
84
Old galleties new people Cheistapherflndetsan
94
From performance to museum in Melanesia Batry Craig
104
The woodcatvings of Muruaga a 19thcentury attist of the Massim disttict
179
Women and the fibre atts of Papua New Guinea Wendi Choulai andjacquelyn
211
Treehouses represenration and photography on the Papuan coasr 1880
218
Swedes and museum collecting
231
History of reseatch results and furure reseatch rasks
246
PanPacific developments Borry Craig
254
Real or sputious? Philip C Dark
266
Conttiburots
289

I4 Sulkn masked ceremonies and exchange Cheis Istac and Barty Craig
140
Taxonomic sttucture and rypology in the malagan titual art tradition ofTabat
154
The acoustic ptoperties of the Fijian slitgongs Rad Ewins
173
References
296
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About the author (1999)

Barry Craig was curator of anthropology at the Papua New Guinea National Museum in 1980-1983. He is currently curator of foreign ethnography at the South Australian Museum in Adelaide.

Kernot recently retired from Victoria University of Wellington, where he taught anthropology and Maori studies and retains an honorary research associateship.

Anderson is director of the South Australian Museum.

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