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.
New Zealand Artist Lorene Taurerewa at The American Indian Community House Gallery
17 - 21 October, 2008
11 Broadway, 2nd Floor (opposite the National Museum of the American Indian), New York
Opening October 17, 2008 at 6:30
Gods, Ghosts & Men
10 October, 2008 – 11 January 2009
Pacific arts from the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Gods, Ghosts & Men draws exclusively on the National Gallery’s little known collection of traditional Pacific sculpture. The Pacific arts collection was initiated in 1968 with field collecting activities by Sir William Dargie in Papua New Guinea and in 1970 by Jean-Michel Charpentier in Vanuatu.
AAANZ: Alpha Alpha Alpha November Zulu 2008 Conference
4-6 December, 2008
Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia,
Conference convenors: Dr Rosemary Hawker and Associate Professor Ross Woodrow
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.
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.
Shigeyuki Kihara: Living Photographs
7 October, 2008 - 1 February, 2009
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
HAND IN HAND
13 September - 3 October, 2008
Plimsoll Gallery, Centre for the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart, Australia
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