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CATALOGUE – Vivid Memories: An Aboriginal Art History

View of exhibition catalogue <i>Mémoires Vives : Une Histoire de l'Art Aborigène</i> </br>© Image courtesy of Volume Visuel

View of exhibition catalogue Mémoires Vives : Une Histoire de l’Art Aborigène © Image courtesy of Volume Visuel

Official catalogue accompanying institutional exhibition Vivid Memories: An Aboriginal Art History at the Musée d’Aquitaine (Bordeaux, France) from 16 October 2013 to 30 March 2014.

Published by the Musée d’Aquitaine (Bordeaux, France)
Editions de la Martinière, 2013
Authors: Paul Matharan and Arnaud Morvan
Bilingual French / English
264 pages.

The brilliantly illustrated catalogue richly documents the exhibition co-curated by Paul Matharan (Curator of Non-European Collections, Musée d’Aquitaine) and recognised independent curator Arnaud Morvan (Anthropologist, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie sociale, Paris). It features an impressive list of essays by European, non-Indigenous Australian and Indigenous Australian scholars, as well as artist interviews.

Contents:

– “Mémoires vives: de l’ancien et du moderne” – Arnaud Morvan
– “Art pariétal: traditions anciennes, expressions contemporaines” – Paul Taçon
– “Reflections on Émile Durkeim, Religion and Aboriginal Art” – Philip Batty
– “Recognizing South East Australian Aboriginal Cultural Heritage” – Garry Jones
– “Aboriginal Art: Sacred Past and Existing Present” – Marcia Langton
– “Across borders: Aboriginal Art in Bordeaux” – Georges Petitjean
– Interview: Brook Andrew
– “Empreintes” – Barbara Glowczewski
– “Trajectoires et Historicité de Deux Motifs Iconographiques” – Géraldine Le Roux
– Interviews: Paddy Nyawarra, Michael Nelson, John Marwurndjul, Ivan Namirrkki
– “Intercultural Patterns in Indigenous Art” – Ian McLean
– “Vents du Nord: Presence Macassan en Australie du Nord” – Jessica de Largy-Healy
– Interview: “Ocre et Encre” – Zhou Xiaoping
– “L’Invention Aborigene de la Technologie et la Museologie Cooperative” – Lyndon Ormond Parker and Suzanne Spunner
– Interview: Lily Hibberd and Curtis Taylor

 

SOURCES:
Musée d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux
Editions de la Martinière
VolumeVisuel.fr

ARTICLE:

– Owen, Will, ‘Vivid Histories, Living Memories‘, Aboriginal Art & Culture: an American eye, 1 December 2013

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