Announcing Programme: PAA - Europe Annual Conference “Recent Research in Pacific Arts” Museo de América (Madrid, Spain) 2-4 July, 2015

PAA - Europe Annual Conference “Recent Research in Pacific Arts”

Museo de América (Madrid, Spain) 2-4 July, 2015

Thursday 2 July 2015

9:30- 10:30h. Registration (Museum opens at 9:30)

10:30- 11:30h.

Session 1: Historical Research

Welcome by the Director: Concepción García Sáiz

Beatriz Robledo.“Oceania collections in Museo de América and Spanish scientific expeditions from 18th Century”

María Cruz Berrocal.  “A different kind of art: Fijian rock art in modern times”

Lucie Carreau.  “Solomon Islands collections at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology,   Cambridge”

11:30-11:50h.Tea/coffee break


Session 2: Historical Research

Rachel Hand.  “Negotiating Materiality: Bernard O’Reilly’s 1813 catalogue of the Museum of the Dublin Society”

Roland Kaehr. “The Marquesas in Neuchâtel: constitution and dispersion of collections”

Eric P Kjellgren.“(Re)Presenting New Guinea in the American Midwest: the American Museum of Asmat Art at the University of St Thomas”

Francisco Mellén.“An unknown collection of Pacific weapons and artifacts from the Royal Armoury”

Juan Carlos Rey. “Introducing the book entitled: Art and culture of Melanesia, objects of a Collection”

12:40h-13:15h. Debate

13:15-14:30. Lunch


Session 3: Historical Research

Karen Jacobs. “Saint Damien and the representation of missionary work in nineteenth century Hawai’i”

Andrea Seelenfreund, Fiona Petchey, Marcela Sepúlveda, Sebastián Gutiérrez, José Cárcamo, Daniela Seelenfreund, Ximena Moncada, Claudia Payacán and Ana María Rojas. “Analysis of a funerary tapa bundle from Mangareva, Gambier Island, French Polynesia”

Antonia Mardones and Andrea Seelenfreund. “Clothing Rapanui: Missionaries and early colonization (1860-1919)”

15:20-15:45h. Tea/coffee break

15:45-16:45h. Session 4: Contemporary Pacific Art

Jacqueline Charles-Rault and Dr. Caroline Vercoe. “Pacifique(s) contemporain: a contemporary Pacific art exhibition in Normandy France”

Paula Gómez Muñoz. “Maori art, traditional and modern tattooing”

Harry Beran. “Was the expression of exceptional talent possible in traditional Oceanic art?”

Paulina van der Zee. “Combining historic art objects of the Pacific with modern western art”

16:45-17:15h. Debate

17:15-18:00h. Free time to visit the Museo de América

18:00-18:45h. Drinks Reception

Friday 3 July 2015 9:45-11:00h.

Session 5: Contemporary Pacific Art

Marine Vallée. “Upon the wall, along the wave: thoughts on Tahiti’s emerging art scene”

Marion Struck-Garbe. “Some thoughts about an art-exchange project in Papua New Guinea”

Carol E. Mayer. “How tambanum grew in the footprint of the Crocodile: an exploration of the relationship between environmental challenges and contemporary arts of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea”

Alana Jelinek. “Knowing: an art film with the historical collections of Volkenkunde, Leiden”

11:00-11:30h. Tea/coffee break

11:30-12:50h. Session 6: Contemporary Pacific Art

Deborah Waite. “Binding and looping as social metaphor/transfer of presence in contemporary Pacific art”

Benjamin Work. “Tongan urban contemporary - Eighteenth century Tongan artefacts reawakened for today”

Hūfanga ‘Ōkusitino Māhina and Kolokesa U. Māhina-Tuai. “Faiva, tufunga & nimamea’a: a tavaist theoretical perspective on Tongan arts”

Tui Emma Gillies and Sulieti Fieme'a Burrows. “Reconnecting Tongan barkcloths in Madrid and Vava'u”

12:50-13:15h. Debate

16:00h. Optional. Visit to the permanent collection of Naval Museum.

Oceania collections of the Naval Museum will be explained by Francisco Mellén.

20:45h. Optional. Conference dinner Restaurant: La Casa de Valencia (58th Pintor Rosales Street) Price: 35 euros.

The dinner menu will include appetizers and a free choice of different types of paella. Dessert and beverage are included. We ask attendees who have special dietary requirements (vegetarian or vegan) or food allergies to let us know beforehand

Saturday 4 July 2015

9:45-10:30h PAA-E General Assembly

10:30-11:30h. Session 7: Photography

Marion Melk-Koch. “Testimonies of Pacific life in the State Collections of Saxonia”

Stephanie Xatart. “Early photographic portraiture of rulers in Asia Pacific: a shifting representation of power”

Wonu Veys. “The Alexander van der Leeden photographs, Numbulwar, Arnhem Land”

11:30-12:00h Tea/coffee break

12:00-13:30h Workshop: Exhibition of some pieces of the Oceania´s Collection of Museo de América

13:30h Conference closes;

Museum open until 15.00h