Archive for the ‘art’ Category

Benjamin West, The Treaty of Penn with the Indians (1772). Oil on canvas. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Wikicommons.

Ian McLean, ‘Reinventing the Savage’, Third Text 26, 5 (2012). The noble aims of ‘Exhibitions: L’Invention du Sauvage’ (‘Human Zoos: The Invention of the Savage’) at the Musée du quai Branly were not enough to counter the museum’s primitivist postmodern architecture or the exhibition’s curatorial strategy. Presenting a large number of archival images, as if […]



‘Bushman’, ‘Maori’ and ‘Aborigine’, from the Savages series (2007-8), by artist Joe Levickas.

broken dreams


Broken Dreams 3 2010 Michael Cook Bidjara people digital colour photograph National Gallery of Australia, Canberra purchased 2011 One of the pieces in unDisclosed, the 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, May 11 – July 22, 2012. Lifted from ABC News.

Zapiro’s pen, form Sunday Times (19 Feb 2012). See more here. Hat-tip, LK.

I abandoned my thatch, my cobblestones, my tolerant Dutch protectors. For barren oak trees. On empty shores. Under grey skies. The cold bites me in the arse. I died in great numbers. Half of me died. Most of my women. I am not a Sachem, God damn it! I cannot heal. I cannot lead. And […]

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From an exquisite Victorian-era guest house, KwaZulu-Natal.

Making Settler Colonial Space: Perspectives on Race, Place and Identity (Palgrave UK, 2010) Edited by Tracey Banivanua Mar and Penelope Edmonds. To be launched by Patrick Wolfe. The new journal, settler colonial studies, introduced by Jane Carey and Lorenzo Veracini. When: Thursday 30th June, 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start Where: Gertrudes Brown Couch, 30 Gertrude […]