Between Memory and Museum

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India is home to a range of folk and tribal artists, from rich and varied cultural backgrounds. Much of what we learn about these communities - who often exist on the margins of mainstream society - is through their representation in a museum. It is a space that constructs identities in very particular ways. This pioneering dialogue with 47 extraordinary folk and tribal artists from across India focusses on the idea of a museum - particularly for communities historically regarded as anthropological subjects. In their visual responses, artists reflect on the museum as an institution, and the way it preserves, creates and disseminates knowledge. Do these representations communicate a lived life? What are the artists' own ways of remembering and passing on tradition? And finally: who has the power to put whom in a museum?

AuthorArun Wolf
Height1100 mm
Length1000 mm
Width50 mm
Language TypePublished
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages152
Package Quantity1
Part Number9789383145294
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2015-10-15
PublisherTara Books
StudioTara Books
Sales Rank295524

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