Wisdom of the Mountain: Art of the Omie Catalogue, by Judith Ryan

Wisdom of the Mountain: Art of the Omie Catalogue
By Judith Ryan

Published : 2009
ISBN : 9780724103140

Wisdom of the Mountain is the first exhibition of contemporary art from Papua New Guinea to be presented at the NGV. It celebrates the 21st-century expression of an art form practised exclusively by Ömie women that is less conspicuous and visually spectacular than better-known forms of Oceanic art: carved ancestor figures, masks, or weapons. It therefore challenges commonly held misconceptions that the artist in Oceanic society is anonymous and male, and that the best works are ritual objects located in an ancient immutable past.Full colour with exhibition checklist.

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