august 2000


not this:

Preface: 'Because kitsch is omnipresent, it is often assumed to be harmless, particularly since its effects are often difficult to judge. The carved black boys of the 1830's may seem merely picturesque now, but consider a more recent analogue. In the 1940's, etched glass mirrors depicting a lone Aborigine with a spear enjoyed a vogue in suburban living-rooms and front bars. The clouded figure interrupts reflection in a small degree to remind us of a splendid, irrelevant warrior whom we superseded in an empty land. Cosy surroundings and our faces fill the remaining vacuum.'

Christopher Pearson , Aboriginal Representation & Kitsch, 1991


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