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              The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it
               

              The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it (Hardback)

              By Procter, Alice

              • RRP: $39.99
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              If you think art history has to be pale, male and stale - think again.

              ISBN 9781788401555
              Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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              The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it
                

              The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it (Paperback)

              By Procter, Alice

              • RRP: $29.99
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              • Pub Date
                9 Mar 21

              Probing, jargon-free and written with the pace of a detective story... [Procter] dissects western museum culture with such forensic fury that it might be difficult for the reader ever to view those institutions in the same way again. Financial Times 'A smart, accessible and brill...iantly structured work that encourages readers to go beyond the grand architecture of cultural institutions and see the problematic colonial histories behind them.' - Sumaya Kassim Should museums be made to give back their marbles? Is it even possible to 'decolonize' our galleries? Must Rhodes fall? How to deal with the colonial history of art in museums and monuments in the public realm is a thorny issue that we are only just beginning to address. Alice Procter, creator of the Uncomfortable Art Tours, provides a manual for deconstructing everything you thought you knew about art history and tells the stories that have been left out of the canon. The book is divided into four chronological sections, named after four different kinds of art space: The Palace, The Classroom, The Memorial and The Playground. Each section tackles the fascinating, enlightening and often shocking stories of a selection of art pieces, including the propaganda painting the East India Company used to justify its rule in India; the tattooed Maori skulls collected as 'art objects' by Europeans; and works by contemporary artists who are taking on colonial history in their work and activism today. The Whole Picture is a much-needed provocation to look more critically at the accepted narratives about art, and rethink and disrupt the way we interact with the museums and galleries that display it.
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              ISBN 9781788402453
              Released NZ 9 Mar 2021
              Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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