From Exhibit to Exhibitionism: Recent Polynesian Presentations of "Otherness"

Date
1996
Authors
Thomas, Nicholas
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University of Hawai’i Press
Center for Pacific Islands Studies
Abstract
This essay explores presentation of identity and debates about curatorial practice in a recent touring exhibition of Polynesian art. It emphasizes the fluid nature of the exhibition as a public phenomenon that is aptly captured by the title, Bottled Ocean. It notes and reflects on the influence of the author’s participation and commentary on some aspects of the exhibition’s rhetoric.
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Keywords
art, identity, Polynesia
Citation
Thomas, N. 1996. From Exhibit to Exhibitionism: Recent Polynesian Presentations of "Otherness". The Contemporary Pacific 8 (2): 319-48.
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