How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art

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This is the first anthology to chronicle the global critical reception of Aboriginal art since the early 1980s, when the art world began to understand it as contemporary art. Featuring 96 authors--including art critics and historians, curators, art center co-ordinators and managers, artists, anthropologists, sociologists, philosophers and novelists--it conveys a diversity of thinking and approaches. Together with editor Ian McLean's substantial introductory essay and epilogue, the anthology argues for a reevaluation of Aboriginal art's critical intervention into contemporary art since its seduction of the art world a quarter-century ago.