Between Art and Anthropology provides new and challenging arguments for considering contemporary art and anthropology in terms of fieldwork practice. Artists and anthropologists share a set of common practices that raise similar ethical issues, which the authors explore in depth for the first time. The book presents a strong argument for encouraging artists and anthropologists to learn directly from each other's practices 'in the field'. It goes beyond the so-called 'ethnographic turn' of much contemporary art and the 'crisis of representation' in anthropology, in productively exploring the implications of the new anthropology of the senses, and ethical issues, for future art-anthropology collaborations. The contributors to this exciting volume consider the work of artists such as Joseph Beuys, Suzanne Lacy, Marcus Coates, Cameron Jamie, and Mohini Chandra. With cutting-edge essays from a range of key thinkers such as acclaimed art critic Lucy R. Lippard, and distinguished anthropologists George E. Marcus and Steve Feld, Between Art and Anthropology will be essential reading for students, artists and scholars across a number of fields.

chapter 1|21 pages

Between Art and Anthropology

ByArnd Schneider, Christopher Wright

chapter 2|11 pages

Farther Afield

ByLucy R. Lippard

chapter 3|13 pages

The Artist as Shaman: The Work of Joseph Beuys and Marcus Coates

ByVictoria Walters

chapter 5|8 pages

In the Thick of It: Notes on Observation and Context

ByChristopher Wright

chapter 6|7 pages

Fieldwork as Artistic Practice

ByTatsuo Inagaki

chapter 8|8 pages

Show and Tell: Weaving a Basket of Knowledge

ByAmiria Salmond, Rosanna Raymond

chapter 9|6 pages

Tracing Histories

ByMohini Chandra, Rebecca Empson

chapter 10|17 pages

Collaborative Migrations: Contemporary Art in/as Anthropology

BySteven Feld, Virginia Ryan

chapter 11|8 pages

Making Art Ethnography: Painting, War and Ethnographic Practice

BySusan Ossman

chapter 12|12 pages

Cultural Knowledge on Display: Chinese and Haudenosaunee Fieldnotes

ByMorgan Perkins

chapter 13|16 pages

Making Do: The Materials of Art and Anthropology

ByAnna Grimshaw, Elspeth Owen, Amanda Ravetz