Artlink has not only set a standard of readability that is exceptional in the field. It has stood firmly against temptations that much of the comparable literature has found irresistible. One of the most insidious of these is the invitation to embrace the artworld’s profitable association with the dealership system and the art market. Another is the pressure to acquiesce in a conception of its role as the public relations arm of the culture industry.
Donald Brook, arts writer and philosopher
Commissioned by Margo Neale, Senior Indigenous Curator, National Museum of Australia, and an Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University. She is of Irish and Aboriginal descent (Kulin Nation with Wiradjuri and Gumbayngirr clan connections).
This issue of Artlink Indigenous explores the transcultural relations of Indigenous contemporary artists from across the globe. It’s a hot zone of contact across genres, genders, generations, traditions and institutions. This collection of writings on art and artists unpacks the notion of transculturation and provides insights into the parallel histories and opportunities arising out of postcolonial spaces in a transnational world.