Pre-modern Sculpture

In 1908 near Willendorf, Austria, one of the earliest artworks created by human hand was discovered: a twenty-five-thousand-year-old sculpture variously interpreted but clearly representing a woman. From the beginning, sculpture was used to make icons of sacred and potent beings such... [more]

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LITERATURE, MUSIC, Folk, VISUAL ARTS, Pre-20th-Century Art, Pre-Modern Sculpture, Tribal/Indigenous Art, Oceania, Asia, Painting, vashti bunyan, michael williams, mandala, aboriginal art, canada gallery, rubin museum, grey art gallery
This week between editing and teaching, I managed to visit a few key exhibitions and concerts featuring compelling rarities. Two of them come thanks to recommendations from Holland Cotter, of the New York Times. Lately, I've been really appreciating his exhibition coverage… Here are some highlights from my week in New York. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya, at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery The body of work collected here focuses on early 1970s paintings on panel and cloth made by artists as part of a collective started by a Westerner. Grey’s website mentions this about Papunya’s location: Papunya is an indigeneous settlement 240km north-west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, Australia. Papunya is on aboriginal

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