African Art in Transit
Cambridge University Press, 27 Ιαν 1994 - 220 σελίδες
Prés. de l'éd.: African Art in Transit is an absorbing account of the commodification and circulation of African art objects in the international art market. Christopher Steiner's analysis of the role of the African middleman in linking those who produce and supply works of art in Africa with those who buy and collect so-called 'primitive' art in Europe and America is based on extensive field research among the art traders in Côte d'Ivoire. Steiner provides a lucid interpretation which reveals not only a complex economic network with its own internal logic and rules, but also an elaborate process of transcultural valuation and exchange. By focusing directly on the intermediaries in the African art trade, he unveils a critical new perspective on how symbolic codes and economic values are mediated in the context of shifting geographic and cultural domains. He questions conventional definitions of authenticity in African art by demonstrating how the categories 'authentic' and 'traditional' are continually redefined.
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Commodity outlets and the classification of goods
The division of labor and the management of capital
An economy of words bargaining and the social production of value
The political economy of ethnicity in a plural market
The quest for authenticity and the invention of African art
Cultural brokerage and the mediation of knowledge
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