The editors of Index Journal have announced the publication of their most recent issue. Details below and you can view the issue at the Index website
INDEX JOURNAL is an independent peer-reviewed art history publication based in Melbourne, Australia. The journal presents original scholarship by art historians from all specialisations, treating the art of the past with the same urgency as it does the art of the present. For each issue, INDEX JOURNAL invites a guest editor to raise a polemic that calls for pressing art-historical attention.
ISSUE NO. 3 MONUMENT
If colonial monuments can be understood as ruins, in the sense that they symbolise the destructive force of conquest, what can be salvaged from the framework of monumentalism?
*Nathalie Léger, Exposition
(video: https://index-journal.org/media/pages/issues/monument/3276589478-1639556330/smash-it-final-low-res-april-2018-1.mp4 autoplay: true muted: false)
- ABSTRACT SCULPTURE OR COLONIAL MONUMENT?Deception and Reception in the Commemorative Landscape of Newcastle, Australia, 1970 to 2020 by Nikolas Orr
- DIGGING FOR HONEY ANTSRevisiting the Papunya Mural Project by John Kean
- IN THE SOIL THAT NURTURES USA Certain Death to the Colonial Myth by Suzannah Henty
- THE SLAPSTICK ROUTINE OF PARISIAN MONUMENTALISMRobert Desnos and Jacques-André Boiffard’s “Pygmalion and the Sphinx” (1930) by Ursula Cornelia de Leeuw
- TOWARDS TRANSFORMATIVE PROPAGANDAA History of Student Activism at the Australian National University (2020) by Iva Glisic
- THINKING THE SOUL BEYOND PROPERTYOn Susan Howe’s Souls of the Labadie Tract by Aodhan Madden