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Arte Dayak

Arte Dayak

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Arte Dayak
(Dayak Art)

W020638 | $75.00
Exhibition Catalog

Paolo Maiullri. Museo delle Culture, Lugano, 2019. Published by Culture Art&Books, Morbio Inferiore. Antropunti, 12.

296 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 23 x 17 cm. In Italian. Paperbound.

ISBN 9788836644896

This book accompanies an exhibition titled, Dayak: L'arte dei cacciatori di teste del Borneo. Publisher's description: In the mid-1800s, a new world opened up to the West when Europeans first entered the hinterland of the island of Borneo. Scientific and military expeditions, which went into the forest to gather information on natural resources and native inhabitants Dayak, had to deal with both challenging access routes and warlike peoples who defended their territory. The Western way of looking at Borneo was influenced by the experiences of such expeditions, leading to a double perception of the island in the imagination: the lush primordial forests and the unspoiled beauty of nature constituted the extremes of a vision that found on the opposite side the Native Dayak, represented as cruel headhunters. The art of Borneo conceived in a stereotypical way, bore the weight of this heritage and was marked by the stigmas of the fetish and the adjective "primitive".". Looking at it from such a perspective it was inevitable that it would derive a distorted view of the Dayak cultural tradition, whose manifestations reveal its surprising depth.

Subject Headings: Asian Art (traditional) ; Non-Western Art -- Several Fine Arts Media (Western) --

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