This is the last weekend to see Continent for an Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art at the UW-Madison Chazen Museum. Amy Gilman is the Director of the Museum and says the collection spans the Australian continent and its many peoples. The works invite the viewer to reconsider the lenses through which we view the world around us and shift our collective perspective.
In this edition of Radio Chipstone, Gilman tells contributor Gianofer Fields that while some Aboriginal stories are sacred and aren't to be shared with outsiders, these works were created specifically to generate funds for the community. However, while the collectors own the works, the stories belong to the Aboriginal people:
Material culture contributor Gianofer Fields curates the Radio Chipstone series. The project is funded by the Chipstone Foundation, a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.