Landscapes of Longing: Place and Image in the Early Papunya Boards

In conjunction with the exhibition Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya

The jewel-like works in Icons of the Desert refer to times and places far removed from the government reservation of Papunya where they were painted. In this lecture, Roger Benjamin, guest curator of the exhibition and Research Professor in Art History and Actus Foundation Lecturer in Aboriginal Art, University of Sydney, explores how art history can grasp the role of memory, song, and design in their creation.

Supported by the New York University Humanities Initiative. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Departments of Anthropology and Art History, Fine Arts Society, and Grey Art Gallery.

Starts 11/5/09 6:00 pm
Ends 11/5/09 8:00 pm
Participants Roger Benjamin
Location Silver Center, Room 300 (enter at 32 Waverly Place)


Program Types: Lecture