Sunday, April 24, 2005

What's Black and White and Red All Over? Part II

What constitutes Aboriginal Art?

Does the artist have to announce that they are an Aboriginal Artist? Does the work have to deal with particular Issues, or is it enough to be born to a particular heritage? Is my work Aboriginal Art because I made it? Could I also be called a Hungarian Artist because I am part Hungarian?

4 Comments:

Anonymous crocodile said...

Isn't art more about the effect it produces in the observer, than the nationality of the person who created it?

6:40 PM  
Blogger fluidthought said...

crocodile - perhaps, but it seems to me that in the western contemporary art world, identity politics is still a hot topic.

i don't think that's entirely unwarranted, given the world we live in. but i do find it ironic that, with all it's championing of the importance of such, the art world is still pretty much run by middle aged white guys.

and anne, i so relate to the 'belonging' thing. in the end, home is where they understand you. that's my theory anyway. :)

1:55 PM  
Blogger Anne Walk said...

hi crocodile,

sometimes, the identity of the artist is part of the effect of the work - for good or bad.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Anne Walk said...

hi Karen,

Thanks for the comment on belonging. I fear my future is full of cats.

3:01 PM  

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