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CAN WE START APPRECIATING INDIGENOUS ART ON ITS OWN TERMS?

by Jason Farago
The New York Times

…How to move forward, and build a common artistic future on stolen land? As American curators and artists get serious about unwinding the colonial legacies embedded in our views of modern art, another country can offer a primer: Australia, where debates on the “contemporaneity” of Indigenous art predate ours by decades.

Two shows in New York offer profoundly different views of art from Indigenous Australia, and establish the stakes for exhibiting work made very far from our white cubes…

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Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/17/arts/de...