The University of Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby, recently appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Visual Anthropology Anthropology, Sociology & Archaeology, Dr. Nicolas Garnier.
Garnier, author of a PhD thesis on the ritual system and the art of Chambri, a hot spot of Sepik art, is teaching in English and finds that publications in English on the Arts of the Pacific are hard to come by in Port Moresby. He would like to establish contact with members of PAA. read more »
Art as Contact with the Ancestors by Pauline van der Zee
Art as contact with the ancestors is a recent comparative study of the different artistic expressions of the Asmat and the neighbouring Kamoro. The analysis is based on a study of the Asmat and Kamoro collections of the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam. The chosen approach emphasizes the relationship between art, rituals and mythology. read more »
Header photos (left to right): Performance by Te Pua O Feani, July 21, 2005; Children's Story (Water Dreaming of Two Children), Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula, acrylic on composition board, 1972; IL IAMB NAI? POMBRAL MOLGA KUNDUL AL? WHO IS THIS PERSON? BLACK OR WHITE? Performance by Michael Mel, April 28, 2007. Rotator photos (numbers one through four): Fiji Project gathering in front of a Masi Kesa from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge University, Re-presenting Pacific Art. Edited by Karen Stevenson and Virginia-Lee Webb, Australia: Crawford House Publishing, 2010, Dan Taulapapa McMillin, 'O Taulaitu, Acrylic transfer collage and oil paint on canvas, 2012, PAA 11th International Symposium at the University of British Columbia, 2013.