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

Pacific Island Artists: Navigating the Global Art World (review) the contemporary pacific · 24:2 (2012) Pacific Island Artists: Navigating the Global Art World, edited by Karen Stevenson. Oakland, ca: Masalai Press, 2011. isbn 978-0-9714127-7-4; x + 203 pages, full color illustrations, notes, bibliography. Paper, us$69.95. Pacific Island Artists: Navigating the Global Art World is a volume that aims to contextualize and address issues associated with contemporary Pacific art. Karen Stevenson's introduction notes that the impetus of the collection arose from sessions at the Association for Social Anthropologists in Oceania's (asao) conferences and developed over a number of years with input from Robert Welsh and Vilsoni Hereniko. Although some of the fifteen chapters are directly derived from the asao sessions, Stevenson invited other contributors including artists, a commercial gallerist, and curators to interject distinctive perspectives. The range of prominent contributors will attract a wide audience interested in the anthropological, art historical, and commercial aspects of contemporary art in the Pacific Islands and diaspora. The collection offers a broad introduction to contemporary Pacific art for a general audience, and a number of the chapters will be of interest to an academic audience. However, several of the essays require readers to have some historical, political, and cultural background in order 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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the contemporary pacific · 24:2 (2012) Pacific Island Artists: Navigating the Global Art World, edited by Karen Stevenson. Oakland, ca: Masalai Press, 2011. isbn 978-0-9714127-7-4; x + 203 pages, full color illustrations, notes, bibliography. Paper, us$69.95. Pacific Island Artists: Navigating the Global Art World is a volume that aims to contextualize and address issues associated with contemporary Pacific art. Karen Stevenson's introduction notes that the impetus of the collection arose from sessions at the Association for Social Anthropologists in Oceania's (asao) conferences and developed over a number of years with input from Robert Welsh and Vilsoni Hereniko. Although some of the fifteen chapters are directly derived from the asao sessions, Stevenson invited other contributors including artists, a commercial gallerist, and curators to interject distinctive perspectives. The range of prominent contributors will attract a wide audience interested in the anthropological, art historical, and commercial aspects of contemporary art in the Pacific Islands and diaspora. The collection offers a broad introduction to contemporary Pacific art for a general audience, and a number of the chapters will be of interest to an academic audience. However, several of the essays require readers to have some historical, political, and cultural background in order

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