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The Resource Before time began, catalogue edited by Georges Petitjean and Bérengère Primat

Before time began, catalogue edited by Georges Petitjean and Bérengère Primat

Label
Before time began
Title
Before time began
Statement of responsibility
catalogue edited by Georges Petitjean and Bérengère Primat
Contributor
Editor
Host institution
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Before Time Began" is the catalogue of the first major Australian Indigenous art exhibition of the Fondation Opale. As the title suggests, the exhibition focuses on artworks in which Dreaming stories that tell of the creation of the Earth play a vital role. The common thread running right through this work is man's link with the land, the legacy of the ancestors that still echoes in the present. It is no accident that "Before Time Began" is one of the expressions used by indigenous Australian artists in central Australia to refer to the creation of the world, in an oneiric sense. Understanding and following this underlying bond enables the reader to explore the art's narrative content in its association with dreams and the passage of time, elements that inevitably distinguish the temporal dimension in the different societies. But it is also a way of exploring the first stirrings of contemporary art in an indigenous Australian context through works made at the beginning of the 1970s in Arnhem Land and in the territory of the Papunya, as well as more recent paintings by artists living in the APY (Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara). These last examples in particular highlight the fusion between contemporary art and traditional customs, in which ancestral knowledge is fused with elements drawn from the inevitable march of progress
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
704.039915
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7401
LC item number
.B446 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • catalogs
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Petitjean, Georges
  • Primat, Bérengère
  • Fondation Opale
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, Aboriginal Australian
  • Painting, Aboriginal Australian
  • Art, Aboriginal Australian
  • Artists, Aboriginal Australian
Label
Before time began, catalogue edited by Georges Petitjean and Bérengère Primat
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Before Time Began" is the catalogue of the first major Australian Indigenous art exhibition of the Fondation Opale. As the title suggests, the exhibition focuses on artworks in which Dreaming stories that tell of the creation of the Earth play a vital role
  • Exhibition held: 09.06.19 to 29.03.20
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references - pages 160-161
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Innovation is not new! Law, creativity and contempry art in Arnhem land -- Marked beginnings: the emergence of art at Papunya -- Kupi Kupi: the Kulata Tjuta project -- Kulata Tjuta: interview by Georges Petitjean with three senior Anangu artists
Control code
000065967427
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
163 pages
Governing access note
Not for Interlibrary loan
Isbn
9788874398768
Lccn
be2019038576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
99982492543
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1081389891
Label
Before time began, catalogue edited by Georges Petitjean and Bérengère Primat
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Before Time Began" is the catalogue of the first major Australian Indigenous art exhibition of the Fondation Opale. As the title suggests, the exhibition focuses on artworks in which Dreaming stories that tell of the creation of the Earth play a vital role
  • Exhibition held: 09.06.19 to 29.03.20
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references - pages 160-161
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Innovation is not new! Law, creativity and contempry art in Arnhem land -- Marked beginnings: the emergence of art at Papunya -- Kupi Kupi: the Kulata Tjuta project -- Kulata Tjuta: interview by Georges Petitjean with three senior Anangu artists
Control code
000065967427
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
163 pages
Governing access note
Not for Interlibrary loan
Isbn
9788874398768
Lccn
be2019038576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
99982492543
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1081389891

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