Fieldworks: Dialogues between Art and Anthropology – Part 1: Introductions and Keynote

Session 1 from this Tate Modern conference features Dominic Willsdon, Arnd Schneider, Chris Wright and a keynote address with George E. Marcus Hugh Brody with an Antony Gormley film

Hugh Brody is an anthropologist, documentary filmmaker, land claims researcher and policy adviser who has worked and travelled extensively among indigenous peoples and advocated the integrity of hunter-gatherer societies. He has taught philosophy at Queen’s University, Belfast, geography at McGill University, Montreal and social anthropology at Cambridge. His films include 1919, On Indian Land, Hunters and Bombers, Time Immemorial and The Washing of Tears. His fieldwork in the High Arctic in the 1970s formed the basis for a television movie and a book, The People’s Land, and several films.

George E. Marcus is the Joseph D. Jamail Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anthropology at Rice University, Houston. From the early 1970s to the early 1980s, his research focused on the Kingdom of Tonga. From the 1980s, he has been concerned with the study of upper classes and elite institutions in the United States and other Western societies. From 1986 to 1991, he was inaugural editor of the journal Cultural Anthropology. Most recently, he has been especially concerned with developing the relationship between anthropology and the emergent interdisciplinary arena of cultural studies. His major publications include The Nobility and the Chiefly Tradition in the Modern Kingdom of Tonga (1980), Elites: Ethnographic Issues (1983), (with Michael Fischer) Anthropology As Cultural Critique (1986), (with James Clifford) Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography (1986), (with Peter Dobkin Hall) Lives in Trust: The Fortunes of Dynastic Families in Late Twentieth Century America (1992), and (with Fred Meyers) The Traffic in Culture: the Refiguration of Art and Anthropology (1995).

Fieldworks: Dialogues between Art and Anthropology – Part 2: Presentations and Plenary

Session 2a from this Tate Modern conference features presentations from Peter Mason Michael Richardson and questions with Amrit Srinivasen. A plenary follows, moderated by Arnd Shneider and Chris Wright

Fieldworks: Dialogues between Art and Anthropology – Part 3: Talks and Presentations

Session 2B this Tate Modern conference features Anne Brydon, Morgan Perkins, Teresa Pereda (with Michel Riehl and Arnd Schneider), with moderator Rimer Cardillo

Fieldworks: Dialogues between Art and Anthropology – Part 4: Presentations and Plenary

Session 3a from this Tate Modern conference features presentations from Abraham Cruzvillegas, Tatsuo Inagaki, with plenary moderators Jessica Kraft and Arnd Schneider

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