Life, Death and Magic: 2000 years of Southeast Asian Ancestral Art by Robyn Maxwell

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November 2010, no. 326

Life, Death and Magic: 2000 years of Southeast Asian Ancestral Art by Robyn Maxwell

National Gallery of Australia, $69.95 hb, 256 pp

Life, Death and Magic: 2000 years of Southeast Asian Ancestral Art by Robyn Maxwell

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November 2010, no. 326

Imagine living in a world also inhabited by the spirits of the ancestors, whose goodwill is essential to the ongoing fertility and prosperity of the community. Life, Death and Magic: 2000 Years of Southeast Asian Ancestral Art reveals this view of the cosmos, and explores the relationship between art and the world of the ancestors in South-East Asia. It is published in association with the ground-breaking exhibition of the same name curated by Robyn Maxwell, Senior Curator of Asian Art at the National Gallery of Australia, where it was recently on display.

Carol Cains reviews 'Life, Death and Magic: 2000 years of Southeast Asian Ancestral Art' by Robyn Maxwell

Life, Death and Magic: 2000 years of Southeast Asian Ancestral Art

by Robyn Maxwell

National Gallery of Australia, $69.95 hb, 256 pp

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