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Working in the Space Between: Pacific Artists in Aotearoa/New Zealand

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dc.contributor.author Whimp, Graeme
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-22T17:34:54Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-22T17:34:54Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Whimp, G. 2009. Working in the Space Between: Pacific Artists in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In The Space Between: Negotiating Culture, Place, and Identity in the Pacific, edited by A. Marata Tamaira, 9-23. Occasional Paper Series 44. Honolulu, Hawai‘i: Center for Pacific Islands Studies, School of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
dc.identifier.issn 0897-8905
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/14680
dc.description Paper submitted to The Space Between: Negotiating Culture, Place, and Identity in the Pacific; based on the indigenous Oceanic concept, va, a space marked by tension and transformation and by confluences and connections
dc.description.abstract Using critiques of essentialism and pluralism as a backdrop, in this essay I survey the works of eleven Pacific Island visual artists, and consider the cultural space they occupy in pursuing their creative practice in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Although a variety of concepts have been deployed by commentators and the artists themselves to describe that space—such as balance, blending, duality, synthesis, fusion, hybridity, liminality, interface, creolization, and vā—I advocate the use of sociologist Fredric Thrasher’s concept of interstitiality to better understand the nature of the cultural and productive space occupied by these artists.
dc.format.extent 15 p.
dc.publisher Honolulu: Center for Pacific Islands Studies, School of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
dc.relation.ispartofseries Occasional Papers no. 44 / Center for Pacific Islands Studies
dc.relation.ispartofseries Occasional paper series / Center for Pacific Islands Studies, School of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
dc.subject Pacific
dc.subject Polynesia
dc.subject Aotearoa/New Zealand
dc.subject artists
dc.subject visual arts
dc.subject migration
dc.subject interstitiality
dc.title Working in the Space Between: Pacific Artists in Aotearoa/New Zealand
dc.type Paper
dc.type.dcmi Paper
Appears in Collections: Space Between: Negotiating Culture, Place, and Identity in the Pacific, edited by Marata Tamaira, 2009


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