Tag Archives: Pintupi

Virtuosity: Fred Myers and Pintupi Masters at the Kluge-Ruhe

Virtuosity: The Evolution of Painting at Papunya Tula, the new exhibition at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, curated by Fred Myers, is full of moments of astonishing visual delight and magic. One of these occurs near the end of a short … Continue reading

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Pintupi Painting, Alice Springs News

It wasn’t until after I finished the last entry on Pintupi painting that I realized how timely it might have been, given that a major exhibition of work from Kintore and Kiwirrkura opened at the Papunya Tula Gallery in Alice … Continue reading

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Pintupi Painting, Pintupi Culture

Since starting this blog, I’ve been spending a good deal of time re-reading Fred Myers’ publications on Western Desert art and culture. Browsing through the concluding chapter of Pintupi Country, Pintupi Self: sentiment, place and politics among Western Desert Aborigines recently, I … Continue reading

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Painting Culture

I may as well begin this blog by acknowledging a book that is perhaps the best expression to date of the general issues I want to discuss: Fred Myers’ Painting Culture: the making of an Aboriginal high art (Duke University Press, 2003). … Continue reading

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