The Performing Arts – Making the Invisible Visible Apia, Samoa 27 November-1December 2017
Adrienne Kaeppler has suggested that one (key) role that art plays in Pacific societies is to make the invisible visible. In particular, the performing arts have developed over the millennia as integral aspects of ritual, political and economic exchanges, and in some cases entertainment. read more »
There is just one month left to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016, with major prizes including £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox, a group exhibition, publication in an anthology and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine (311,000 readership).
These prizes present emerging and established artists with the opportunity to expand their career and further their engagement internationally with the art world.
In the run-up to the call for entries deadline, it would be fantastic if you could share this opportunity with your audiences at Pacific Arts Alliance. read more »
The Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, the Afrika Museum in Berg en Dal and Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden, the Netherlands are museums about people. Together they form the Nationaal Museum voor Wereldculturen (NMVW). 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.