Book Announcement: Mapping Modernisms
Monday, January 28, 2019
Mapping Modernisms: Art, Indigeneity, Colonialism gathers international scholars to address the modern arts produced by indigenous and colonized artists. Addressing the silence on indigeneity in established narratives of modernism, the contributors decentre art history’s traditional Western orientation and prompt a re-evaluation of canonical understandings of twentieth-century art history. Contributors illustrate how these artists often engaged with ideas of Primitivism through visual forms and philosophical ideas. Modern indigenous artists, artworks, and art patrons moved within and across national and imperial borders, carrying, appropriating, or translating objects, images, and ideas. Their itineraries made up the dense networks of modern life and produced local, transnationally-inflected modernisms.