Trajectories of Value in Pintupi Painting: An Incomplete History of an Aboriginal Painting Movement

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

Fred Myers will illuminate the local contexts in which Papunya Tula painters worked and the meanings and values that guided their art in the early and mid-1970s, when he lived at the remote outstation community of Yayayi in the Northern Territory of Australia. Giving voice to the artists’ individuality as well as their political, aesthetic, and cultural aspirations, he will establish a broad background for understanding their work. Part of the BGC seminar series Indigenous Arts in Transition.

Organized by the Bard Graduate Center in collaboration with NYU’s Grey Art Gallery.

Starts 10/14/09 6:00 pm
Ends 10/14/09 8:00 pm
Participants Fred Myers
Location The Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall, (near Central Park West)


Program Types: Lecture