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African art reframed : reflections and dialogues on museum culture

Author: Bennetta Jules-Rosette; J R Osborn
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Once seen as a collection of artifacts and ritual objects, African art now commands respect from museums and collectors. Bennetta Jules-Rosette and J.R. Osborn explore the reframing of African art through case studies of museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Africa. The authors take a three-pronged approach. Part One ranges from curiosity cabinets to virtual websites to offer a history of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jules-Rosette.
African art reframed
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2020
(DLC) 2019058136
(OCoLC)1134462033
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bennetta Jules-Rosette; J R Osborn
ISBN: 9780252043277 0252043278 9780252085192 0252085191
OCLC Number: 1122804055
Description: xxvi, 375 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Entering museums at the threshold --
Dialogues on museum practices and art worlds --
Unmixing African art and remixing the results.
Responsibility: Bennetta Jules-Rosette, J.R. Osborn.

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"Once seen as a collection of artifacts and ritual objects, African art now commands respect from museums and collectors. Bennetta Jules-Rosette and J.R. Osborn explore the reframing of African art through case studies of museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Africa. The authors take a three-pronged approach. Part One ranges from curiosity cabinets to virtual websites to offer a history of ethnographic and art museums and look at their organization and methods of reaching out to the public. In the second part, the authors examine museums as ecosystems and communities within communities, and they use semiotic methods to analyze images, signs, and symbols drawn from the experiences of curators and artists. The third part introduces innovative strategies for displaying, disseminating, and reclaiming African art. The authors also propose how to reinterpret the art inside and outside the museum and show ways of remixing the results. Drawing on extensive conversations with curators, collectors, and artists, African Art Reframed is an essential guide to building new exchanges and connections in the dynamic worlds of African and global art"--

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"The authors' enthusiasm for their analytical approach is admirable . . . very timely and insightful work." --Ethnic and Racial Studies "Jules-Rosette and Osborne succeed in their intention to Read more...

 
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