Title

Crossing country: tribal modernism and Kuninjku bark painting

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

McLean, I. A. (2006). Crossing country: tribal modernism and Kuninjku bark painting. Third Text: third world perspectives on contemporary art and culture, 20 (5), 599-616.

Abstract

There was a time when Western artists looked seriously to the art of other cultures. Andre Breton and Jean-Paul Sartre supported political and cultural struggles in the colonies and several mid-twentieth-century US artists engaged directly with their Mexican revolutionary counterparts. For a host of European modernists, African art and Afro-American jazz seemed to embody the machine age better than anything in the Western tradition. Yet modernism continued to be conceived as a singularly European invention. The artworld's postcolonial return to this inter-cultural terrain has made salient that:

RIS ID

68388

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09528820601010445