Art in Life in Melanesia
By Susan Cochrane
What is Melanesian art today? Who are the artists? What are the subjects of their art? Art and Life in Melanesia provides a timely exploration of contemporary Melanesian artists and their creative voices. It covers major cultural themes including kastom, Christianity, Indigenisation and Globalisation, Markets, Festivals, Diasporas, urban culture and politics. Each theme focuses on ideas, issues and some specific arts practices, drawing examples from a few localities. Art and Life in Melanesia is based n many years of research in the region and will be an extremely welcome and timely addition to the publishing on this subject.
Hardcover: 331 pages
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (January 1, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches