Guest Speaker- Culture, Art and Politics

Guest Speaker- Culture, Art and Politics - Objects, ideas...

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Images in Danger and the Danger in Images 16:02 Ritual and Violence Bali, Indonesia Never wound themselves- in a trance Indonesian Islamic Art Indonesia= biggest Muslim population Calligraphy  The life of images in the Islamic world  How are we touched by images and image-makers? “Art and the equipment to grasp it are made in the same shop”- Clifford Geertz  Need to know about the culture  Toraja Art Sulawesi, Indonesia Celebratory arts honored ancestors  The Toraja make “tau-tau” Effigies of the dead  In 1980s, tau-tau were robbed from graves, and entered the global market for primitive  art.  Sold in LA and Paris for $20,000+ A ritual object becomes “art” From local world into international market But was desecrated in the process 
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Unformatted text preview: Objects, ideas and artists are on the move. ..and are sometimes put in danger Meanings and values change Islam and Images Stereotypes about Muslims Iconophobic Afraid of images Iconoclash Want to destroy it Unsure whether a gesture is creative and constructive or destructive and hurtful Often happens when things or images are on the move Blasphemy Irreverence toward divine figures, sacred images, and religious things Often considered a form of hurt- an injury, a wound, a murder, or a desecration A public threat? Or a public good? Role in a open society? Ligga Yoni Purity and Danger Source of Social and Political Anxiety Political control of the Blasphemous Regime change artistic change Moving Images Intimate encounters global horizons 16:02 16:02...
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This note was uploaded on 03/14/2012 for the course ANT 104 taught by Professor George during the Fall '09 term at Wisconsin.

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