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Reviewer Meets Reviewed: Art, Anthropology and the Gift
Thursday 17 November 2016, 09:30am
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REVIEWER MEETS REVIEWED

SEMINAR SERIES AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM'S ANTHROPOLOGY LIBRARY AND RESEARCH CENTRE

Art, Anthropology and the Gift

Thursday 17 November at 10.00 am (tea & coffee served from 9.30 am)

Anthropology Library and Research Centre, British Museum

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

The British Museum’s Anthropology Library and Research Centre, in conjunction with the Royal Anthropological Institute, is pleased to present ‘Reviewer meets Reviewed’, a discussion between Dr Roger Sansi-Roca , author of Art, Anthropology and the Gift, and Dr Jonas Tinius, who reviewed the book for the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

In recent decades the dialogue between art and anthropology has been both intense and controversial. This book provides a comprehensive overview of this dialogue, whilst also exploring the reciprocal nature of the two subjects through practice, theory and politics. Fully engaging with anthropology and art theory, the book argues that art and anthropology don’t just share methodologies, but also deeper intellectual, theoretical and even political concerns, inviting scholars and students alike to look at this contentious relationship in a more critical light. One of the central arguments of the book is that the problem of the gift has been central to both anthropological and artistic practice. This very idea connects the different chapters on topics including aesthetics, politics, participation and fieldwork.

Bookings/enquiries: Ted Goodliffe (TGoodliffe@britishmuseum.org)

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