Crossing Country

The Alchemy of Western Arnhem Land Art. Ausst'publikation. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Art Gallery of New South Wales 2004. Beiträge von Hetti Perkins, Luke Taylor et al. Englisch. 240 Seiten, 140 Abb. (davon 140 farbig). 24,5 x 30 cm. 1,4 kg. Klappenbroschur. 9780734763594. art-10985
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The Aboriginal artists of Western Arnhem Land are alchemists of tradition and innovation. Crossing Country reveals this potent chemistry - an inspired fusion of country, culture and community, of the human and the supernatural. “This is an art movement that confounds the conventions of Western art in simultaneously invoking the customary and the contemporary,“ says curator Hetti Perkins.

Crossing Country is the first major survey of Kunwinjku and related key artists from Aboriginal communities to the west of Maningrida in Arnhem Land. Featuring early and contemporary bark paintings, fibre art, works on paper and sculpture, this landmark exhibition traces the figurative and abstract representation of the pervasive integration of human, natural and supernatural worlds.