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The Whole Picture


Engels | 30-03-2021 | 288 pagina's

9781788402453

Paperback / softback


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Should museums be made to give back their marbles? Is it even possible to 'decolonize' our galleries? Must Rhodes fall?

How to deal with the colonial history of art in museums and monuments in the public realm is a thorny issue that we are only just beginning to address. Alice Procter, creator of the Uncomfortable Art Tours, provides a manual for deconstructing everything you thought you knew about art history and tells the stories that have been left out of the canon.

The book is divided into four chronological sections, named after four different kinds of art space: The Palace, The Classroom, The Memorial and The Playground. Each section tackles the fascinating, enlightening and often shocking stories of a selection of art pieces, including the propaganda painting the East India Company used to justify its rule in India; the tattooed Maori skulls collected as 'art objects' by Europeans; and works by contemporary artists who are taking on colonial history in their work and activism today.

The Whole Picture is a much-needed provocation to look more critically at the accepted narratives about art, and rethink and disrupt the way we interact with the museums and galleries that display it.

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EAN :9781788402453
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Uitgever :Cassel
Publicatie datum :  30-03-2021
Uitvoering :Paperback / softback
common.Language :Engels
Hoogte :198 mm
Breedte :129 mm
Gewicht :330 gr
Status : Bestelbaar
Aantal pagina's :288