So It Vanished: Art, Tapu and Shared Space in Contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand

Barrett, Jonathan
July 2013
PORTAL: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies;Jul2013, Vol. 10 Issue 2, preceding p2
Academic Journal
The article analyses the cancellation of Mexican artist Teresa Margolles's exhibition "So It Vanishes" as of February 2012 by The Dowse Art Museum located in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. It informs that the cancellation is based on the conflicts between indigenous beliefs and exhibitions of transgressive art. It mentions that the artistic aim of Margolles was to revitalize attenuated taboos about corpses.


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