Perilous Ideas: anthropological debates in cross-cultural arts projects. GARP2

Jupp, Eleanor. 2007. Perilous Ideas: anthropological debates in cross-cultural arts projects. GARP2. Other. Goldsmiths, London, UK. [Report]

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My essay is concerned with the nature of cross-cultural exchanges and representation in arts projects which work with other cultures. I am using this exploration as a way of grounding some of the more abstract debates in anthropology around the politics of representation, and contemporary understandings of 'community', 'identity' and 'locality' within urban cultures. My analysis is based on personal experiences of three different projects which worked with the South Asian community in London - a London-wide arts festival about Bangladesh, the 'community arts' projects which formed a strand of it, and an exhibition of young British-Asian artists and the Whitechapel Art Gallery.

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Eleanor Jupp completed her MA in Anthropology and Cultural Process at Goldsmiths in 1999 and went on to work in community development and urban policy at the Architecture Foundation.

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art; anthropology; community; politics of representations; British-Asian artists

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Anthropology > GARP - Goldsmiths Anthropology Research Papers



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16 May 2008 13:03

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07 Dec 2012 12:49


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