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Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Art

2017

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Old Sites, New Visions: Art And Archaeology Collide In Cyrus, Christopher J. Barker, Diana Wood Conroy Jan 2017

Old Sites, New Visions: Art And Archaeology Collide In Cyrus, Christopher J. Barker, Diana Wood Conroy

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Over the past two decades Australian archaeologists have been slowly uncovering the World Heritagelisted ancient theatre site at Paphos in Cyprus. The Hellenistic-Roman period theatre was used for performance for over six centuries from around 300 BC to the late fourth century AD. There is also considerable evidence of activity on the site after the theatre was destroyed, particularly during the Crusader era.


Stretching Out: Species Extinction And Planetary Aesthetics In Contemporary Art, Su Ballard Jan 2017

Stretching Out: Species Extinction And Planetary Aesthetics In Contemporary Art, Su Ballard

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

There is madness in species extinction. The horn has been removed from the last male northern white rhino on earth and he has two armed guards 24 hours a day. The huia in New Zealand were killed off by the desire for white-tipped tail feathers in Victorian hats. We fear the extinction of rhinos, we mourn the extinction of the huia, yet we might need reminding to also show concern for the extinction of the dung beetle. This paper looks at the ways that artists are engaging with these difficult events. By placing Gayatri Spivak's call for a planetarity ...