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An exhibition in fieldwork form

Susan Marie Ossman

Abstract


  • This is an exhibition of fieldwork art adapted to the page. It is set out following the typical stages of an anthropological research project and presents works that were both made through fieldwork and exhibited as art. The strategy is one of “blending” and playful displacement by way of objects that highlight the dual identity and practice of the anthropologist/artist. Working with artworks that were made with spoken, written, or printed words and texts extends this approach of practical rapprochement between the fields to explore how decisions about genre and material are related to the variable configurations of the field of publics and of the two spheres of activity.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1086/718335