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Pacific Island Artists: Navigating the Global Art World (review)

Pacific Island Artists: Navigating the Global Art World (review) 446 the contemporary pacific • 24:2 (2012) world salute the production of The Pacific Island Artists: Navigating the Orator with loud applause. The task Global Art World, edited by Karen is complete and it is clear that Tusi Stevenson. Oakland, ca: Masalai Tamasese’s casting in the deep sea has Press, 2011. isbn 978-0-9714127-7-4; yielded a successful catch. Just as Pili’s x + 203 pages, full color illustrations, legendary fishing returned with plenty notes, bibliography. Paper, us$69.95. for all who meditated and prayed, Tusi has similarly fished in the deep Pacific Island Artists: Navigating the ocean of filmmaking. The catch is thus Global Art World is a volume that displayed (a Samoan saying) and the aims to contextualize and address globe can appreciate its idiosyncratic issues associated with contemporary beauty, revealing complexities, and Pacific art. Karen Stevenson’s intro- pricelessness. duction notes that the impetus of the Taulelei’s mythical prediction that collection arose from sessions at the everything would turn out well is an Association for Social Anthropologists appropriate metaphor with which to in Oceania’s (asao) conferences and rain praises about The Orator. Word developed over a number of years with about this son of Sāmoa’s filmmaking  input from Robert Welsh and Vilsoni achievements has spread http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Pacific Island Artists: Navigating the Global Art World (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 24 (2) – Aug 1, 2012

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Copyright © 2008 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

446 the contemporary pacific • 24:2 (2012) world salute the production of The Pacific Island Artists: Navigating the Orator with loud applause. The task Global Art World, edited by Karen is complete and it is clear that Tusi Stevenson. Oakland, ca: Masalai Tamasese’s casting in the deep sea has Press, 2011. isbn 978-0-9714127-7-4; yielded a successful catch. Just as Pili’s x + 203 pages, full color illustrations, legendary fishing returned with plenty notes, bibliography. Paper, us$69.95. for all who meditated and prayed, Tusi has similarly fished in the deep Pacific Island Artists: Navigating the ocean of filmmaking. The catch is thus Global Art World is a volume that displayed (a Samoan saying) and the aims to contextualize and address globe can appreciate its idiosyncratic issues associated with contemporary beauty, revealing complexities, and Pacific art. Karen Stevenson’s intro- pricelessness. duction notes that the impetus of the Taulelei’s mythical prediction that collection arose from sessions at the everything would turn out well is an Association for Social Anthropologists appropriate metaphor with which to in Oceania’s (asao) conferences and rain praises about The Orator. Word developed over a number of years with about this son of Sāmoa’s filmmaking  input from Robert Welsh and Vilsoni achievements has spread

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 1, 2012

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