Mediating Forms: The Spiritual and Personal Dimension of Yolngu Portraiture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.04.09

Gallery: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection
Dates: 06.04.09

Date: April 6, 2009
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Speaker / Performer Dr. Howard Morphy

Mr. Howard Morphy will present the John W. and Maria T. Kluge Distinguished Lecture in Arts and Humanities. Dr. Morphy argues that the presence of a person and attributes of a persons 'biography' are two relatively autonomous components of portraiture. He develops a comparative argument, considering commonalities between different artistic practices including conventional Western portraiture based on likeness, abstract expressionism, North West Coast Native American art and Indigenous Australian art. This broader perspective reveals commonalities across cultures that deepen understanding of portraiture as a process for mediating indentity.

Location Morven Farm
Sponsored by Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection
Category Speakers, Public
Contact Information Lecture is full - Please call 434 244-0234 for waiting list.


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Gallery: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection
Contact: Margo Smith
Telephone: 434 244 0234
Address: 400 Worrell Drive Peter Jefferson Place Charlottesville Charlottesville 22911 Va



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