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But it is also a way of exploring the first stirrings of contemporary art in an indigenous Australian context through works made at the beginning of the 1970s in Arnhem Land and in the territory of the Papunya, as well as more recent paintings by artists living in the APY (Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara). These last examples in particular highlight the fusion between contemporary art and traditional customs, in which ancestral knowledge is fused with elements drawn from the inevitable march of progress.
Overview of the Aboriginal Art, focusing on the first large-scale exhibition staged by the Fondation Opale (Switzerland)
57 colour images
Author: Jessica De Largy Healy, Georges Petitjean, Luke Scholes
Dimensions: 225 x 270mm
Publisher: Antique Collectors Agencies
Published Date: August 2019