Anthropology and Art Practice

Anthropology and Art Practice

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Anthropology and Art Practice takes an innovative look at new experimental work informed by the newly-reconfigured relationship between the arts and anthropology. This practice-based and visual work can be characterised as 'art-ethnography'. In engaging with the concerns of both fields, this cutting-edge study tackles current issues such as the role of the artist in collaborative work, and the political uses of documentary. The book focuses on key works from artists and anthropologists that engage with 'art-ethnography' and investigates the processes and strategies behind their creation and exhibition. The book highlights the work of a new generation of practitioners in this hybrid field, such as Anthony Luvera, Kathryn Ramey, Brad Butler and Karen Mizra, Kate Hennessy and Jennifer Deger, who work in a diverse range of media - including film, photography, sound and performance. Anthropology and Art Practice suggests a series of radical challenges to assumptions made on both sides of the art/anthropology divide and is intended to inspire further dialogue and provide essential reading for a wide range of students and practitioners.... and misapprehension that we had found as listening subjects on the farm in Toho and not a disavowal of the project. ... With the CD and track listing, we were able to be more deliberate in guiding the audience by devoting specific tracks to ... of these contrasting sound signals and then putting them together within the book to create a particular kind of academic ... A. Carlyle and R. Cox, Risky Engagements: Encounters between Science, Art and Public Health (Plauen: Flatlab, 2013).

Title:Anthropology and Art Practice
Author: Arnd Schneider, Christopher Wright
Publisher:A&C Black - 2013-10-24

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