Alternative Art and Anthropology. Global Encounters
Arnd Schneider’s Introduction ‘Alternatives: World Ontologies and Dialogues between Contemporary Arts and Anthropologies’ sets a new global agenda for the relationship between anthropology and contemporary art. In this new book, Schneider has invited an impressive range of contributors, and provides vivid interviews with many of them.
Alternative Art and Anthropology: Global Encounters (is) offering a ground-breaking new approach to the subject. Entirely dedicated to perspectives from Asia, Latin America, and Africa, the book advances our understanding of the connections between anthropology and contemporary art on a global scale. Across ten chapters, a range of anthropologists, artists, and curators from countries such as China, Japan, Indonesia, Bhutan, Nigeria, Chile, Ecuador, and the Philippines discuss encounters between anthropology and contemporary art from their points of view, presenting readers with new vantage points and perspectives. Arnd Schneider, a leading scholar in the field, draws together the various threads to provide readers with a clear conceptual and theoretical narrative.