March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
ArtScapades returns to New Canaan Library in conjunction with the One Book New Canaan reading of Lily King’s Euphoria.
Art is woven throughout King’s story from the type of Western artworks that the anthropologists longed to show to the natives in Papua New Guinea, to the masks and pottery they saw in the various villages, to the paintings that they viewed in an Australian museum at the end of the book.
As context for the art of the region, ArtScapades will look at the history and topography of Papua New Guinea. After a discussion of tribal art, they will move us forward in time, focusing on how artists from the 1930s onward demonstrated the ways indigenous culture could be reflected in contemporary art forms. The life and works of Timothy Akis and Mathias Kauage, among others, will be discussed.