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Drawing the Cosmos into Being: Amerindian Beliefs in Pattern and Design

The lecture will explore how the production of objects and patterns establishes bridges between different registers of reality.

Indigenous American arts are part of a complex system in which the finished craft is often as important as the gestures involved in its manufacture. The lecture will explore through examples from Pre-Columbian and historic cultures of the Americas how the production of objects and patterns establishes bridges between different registers of reality and the beings that populate Amerindian cosmologies.

Lecturer biography

Dr. Max Carocci is an anthropologist interested in Amerindian arts and expressive cultures. He has been teaching this subject for Birkbeck College since 2002, where he is also currently Director of the programme World Arts and Artefacts. In addition to curating exhibitions for the British Museum and other institutions, Max Carocci has written extensively on the subject of Amerindian arts and cultures. His most recent book is Warriors of the Plains (McGill Queens, 2012). Max Carocci is Honorary Research Fellow in the Art History Department at Birkbeck College.


Dr Max Carocci | talks


Date and Time:

6 May 2014 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Prince's School of Traditional Arts
19-22 Charlotte Road
0207 613 8547

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Online: http://www.psta.org.uk/publicprogramme/183/

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