In the Bowers Museum(photos are attached), Please evaluating the exhibit Spirits and Headhunters:Art of the Pacific Islands in relation to representation and the salvage paradigm.
Read representation AND Clifford’s discussion of museum exhibition and the “salvage paradigm.”
Representation is the issue in this paper
In the analysis of the museum exhibition consider some of the following issues: Is there an over-arching theme to the exhibitions? What agendas are in play? What ideas area communicated through the exhibition? What is the experience in the gallery space? How is the material organized? Is contextual information provided? What information is given (and what is withheld)? What ideas are connoted through the exhibition? If there are other people in the exhibit pay attention to what are they saying and doing. How does this exhibit compare to the way other art is exhibited in the museum (Chinese Art)?
Please cite Clifford’s article (in attachment) and Baldonado’s article “Representation” in the following URL