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'In Process'

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPacific Presences (Volume 2)
Subtitle of host publicationOceanic art and European Museums
EditorsNicholas Thomas, Lucie Carreau, Alison Clarke, Erna Lilje, Alana Jelinek
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherSidestone Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789088906268
Publication statusPublished - 2018


This chapter serves as an intervention into current assumptions made by some anthropologists of art and ethnographic museum practitioners about the role, value and research potential of art in the context of ethnographic museums. The article critiques some common assumptions current in anthropological writing on contemporary art and posits the potential fruitfulness of an emphasis on process instead of outcome, informed by process philosophers such as Erin Manning. A description of some of the processes involved in the making of art for the Pacific Presences project is also included.


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