The Pacific Islands Museums Association (PIMA) and the Vanuatu Cultural Centre (VKS) are putting out a call for any news relating to contemporary visual arts in the Pacific.
Two journals featuring the work of PAA member Jewel Castro have recently been published in The Contemporary Pacific and Pacific Studies special issue.
Chasseurs de diables et collecteurs d'art: Tentatives de conversion des Asmat par les missionnaires pionniers protestants et catholiques
By Astrid de Hontheim
Peter Lang Publishing Group
Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2008.
317 pages, 26 illustrations
ISBN 978-90-5201-380-0 br.
From the Series: Dieux, Hommes et Religions: Gods, Humans and Religions Vol. 12
Year of Publication: 2008
HAND IN HAND
13 September - 3 October, 2008
Plimsoll Gallery, Centre for the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart, Australia
Shigeyuki Kihara: Living Photographs
7 October, 2008 - 1 February, 2009
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Cantor Arts Center Appoints New Curator for the Arts of Africa and the Americas
The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University announces the appointment of Dr. Barbara Thompson as the new Phyllis Wattis Curator for the Arts of Africa and the Americas. Her work begins at the Center on September 2, 2008. Thompson will oversee the collection of African, precolombian, and Native American art---a selection of which is on view in three galleries---develop changing exhibitions, and conduct related scholarship.
National Gallery of Australia announces appointment of Dr Michael Gunn
The National Gallery of Australia today announced the appointment of Dr Michael Gunn to the newly created position of Senior Curator, Pacific Arts.
Dr Gunn joins the National Gallery of Australia from Missouri, America where he has been Associate Curator, Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the Saint Louis Art Museum since 1999.
It is with great sadness that we inform our members of the untimely and sudden death of Jordan Wright, publisher of the Pacific Arts Association Journal. Beginning in 2006, Jordan revived our publication and with his staff helped us produce seven issues. His enthusiasm and commitment to the Pacific Arts Association was intertwined with his love for the arts and cultures of Oceania. We deeply mourn his passing and send our condolences to his family.
Altogether: Contemporary Papua New Guinea Art
29 June – 5 September, 2008
East-West Center Gallery, Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Guest Curator: Dr. Jacquelyn Lewis-Harris
Featured Artists: Timothy Akis, Jakupa Ako, Wkeng Aseng, Wendi Choulai, Ruki Fame, Elisabet Kauage, Mathias Kauage, Gigmai Kundun, Watu Lopo, Benny Moore, Joe Nalo, Simon Novek, Larry Santana, Taba Silau, Albert Susuve,WakiWaikali, JaneWena, Cecil KingWungi