Contemporary art in Papua New Guinea

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Craftsman House, 1997 - Antiques & Collectibles - 167 pages
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The contemporary artwork movement in Papua New Guinea is 20 years young. Spectacular carvings and painted objects, such as ancestor figures and masks, created for ritual and ceremonial purposes, are included in Contemporary Art in Papua New Guinea along with canoe prows, musical instruments, and elaborate body decorations. The accompanying text offers a personal interpretation of the current art movement and its ties to Papua New Guinea's society and culture.

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Contents

Introduction
9
Precursors of Change
18
Transformations in Art and Society
29
Copyright

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