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Rattling Spears A History of Indigenous Australian Art

Rattling Spears A History of Indigenous Australian Art

Author: Ian McLean
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Large, bold and colourful, Indigenous Australian art has impressed itself on the contemporary imagination. But it is controversial, dividing the stakeholders from those who smell a scam. Whether the artists are victims or victors, there is no denying their impact in the media and on the art world and collectors worldwide. How did it become the most successful Indigenous art in the world? How did its artists escape the ethnographic and souvenir markets to become players in an art world from which they had been barred?Superbly illustrated, this full historical account makes you question everything you were taught about modern and contemporary art.

Author description

Ian McLean is Senior Research Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Wollongong and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia. His previous books include Double Desire: Transculturation and Indigenous Art (2014), How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art (2011) and White Aborigines: Identity Politics in Australian Art (2009).

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General Fields

  • : 9781780235905
  • : Reaktion Books
  • : Reaktion Books
  • : June 2016
  • : 25.00 cmmm X 19.00 cmmm X 2.80 cmmm
  • : July 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ian McLean
  • : Hardback
  • : en
  • : 272
  • : 150 illustrations, 130 in colour