Prerequisites: Admission to PGDA or equivalent.
What is 'art’ in the Pacific and how can we examine it as expressions of Pacific ways of thinking and being? This course critically examines the concept ‘art’ and provides a social analysis of Pacific art over time as expression of Pacific cosmology, religion, migration, politics etc. Throughout the course students are introduced to the diversity and complexity of creative forms of expression in the Pacific as well as the contemporary arts that are made, stored and exhibited at the Centre of Oceania for Arts, Cultures and Pacific Studies.
Some of the readings will include
Dark, P.(1983). Among the Kilenge art is something which is well done. Art and Artists in Oceania, 25-44
Kamehiro, S. L. (2009). Chapter 2 Palaces and Sacred Spaces in, The Arts of Kingship:
Hawaiian Art and National Culture of the Kalākaua Era. University of Hawaii Press
Offered in Semester 2
Lecturer Dr Jara Hulkenberg
Contemporary Dance performance by the Oceania Dance Theatre from the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies.
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