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"[W]hat Beauty in Oriental Art Means"

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posted on 25.06.2020, 02:09 by James Beattie, Louise Stevenson
This article presents new historical research on Asian art—particularly Chinese art—in New Zealand through the examination of the content and reception of the Loan Exhibition of Oriental Art, which was held in Christchurch from May to June 1935. It situates the exhibition within the context of Depression-era New Zealand, examines the place of Chinese art, in particular, in the developing cultural nationalism of New Zealand of this period, and highlights the role of one local connoisseur in the making of the exhibition. Moreover, the article’s focus on the southern hemisphere fills a gap in global histories of Chinese art exhibition in this period.

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Beattie, J. & Stevenson, L. (2019). "[W]hat Beauty in Oriental Art Means". Museum Worlds, 7(1), 58-70. https://doi.org/10.3167/armw.2019.070105

Journal title

Museum Worlds

Volume

7

Issue

1

Publication date

01/07/2019

Pagination

58-70

Publisher

Berghahn Books

Publication status

Published

ISSN

2049-6729

eISSN

2049-6737

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