Appropriation vs Appreciation in The World of Art Essay

You should refer to a minimum of 4 films and 6 readings for this second essay. 1500 words or more.

Discuss links or contrasts between the films or writings of different authors or speakers; Connect the material you analyze to social and/or personal stakes around this issue (in the conclusion); review the films, readings; find appropriate quotations and citations to build your essay.

Be sure to use in-text citations (Author, page #, and title for any author that appears more than once in the syllabus) for any information that is not common knowledge and for quotations or paraphrasing.

Grading: Your paper will be graded according to these criteria:

  1. Content – a strong thesis statement
  2. a body of supporting evidence
  3. analytical, critical, and comparative writing
  4. structure and clarity of ideas


1. Into Antiquity (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.: A Memory of the Māori Moko (15 min)

2. Skin Stories: the art and culture of Polynesian tattoo (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.– watch Maori section (12:20 – 32:26, 20 min). Log in through UW libraries. (id:wuy43 pw:Lovelife123!)

3. Pursuit of Venus: Infected by Lisa Reihana. Watch her film at (listed under POV): (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Also read on this website: Info: About the Work and explore the site.

4. Pacific Bodies: Rosanna Raymond, (5 min)Pacific Bodies: Rosanna Raymond, (5 min)Pacific Bodies: Rosanna Raymond (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Articles: (articles are all attached in the pdf too)

  1. Dudley, Sandra. “Material Visions: Dress and Textiles ,” pp.45-73, in Marcus Banks and Jay Ruby, Made to Be Seen: Perspectives on the History of Visual Anthropology, 2011.
  2. Te Awekotuku, Ngahuia (Maori). “More than Skin Deep: Ta Moko Today,” in Claiming the Stones, Naming the Bones: Cultural Property and the Negotiation of National and Ethnic Identity. By Elazar Barkan and Ronal Bush, Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2002, pp.247-249 The author talks about how the traditions of Ta Moko are dying and the original people are not interested in saving them (247). Later on in the reading, the author then discusses that a white American male with Maori tattoos was featured on a tattoo magazine, “He had a beautifully cut kauae moko, a Maori woman’s chin design, as well as a complex rafter patterning on his body” (248). After meeting the man, he explained that the tattoos were a “homage to the artistic genius of the Marori people, who had one of the greatest design traditions in the world” (248).
  3. Te Awekotuku, Ngahuia . “Mata Ora: Chiseling the Living Face,” in Sensible Objects: Colonialism, Museums and Material Culture. by Elizabeth Edwards et al. New York: Berg, 2006. [Pp. 121-124; 127-140, 124-127 ).
  4. Turner, Terence S. “The Social Skin.” HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 2, no. 2 (2012): 486-504.
  5. Tamaira, A Marata M. “From Full Dusk to Full Tusk: Reimagining the “Dusky Maiden” through the Visual Arts.” Contemporary Pacific 22, no. 1 (2010): 1-35.
  6. Bunn-Marcuse, Kathryn. “Textualizing Intangible Cultural Heritage (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.: Querying the Methods of Art History.” introduction to Bully Pulpit, Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art 4, no. 2 (Fall 2018) Talk about relationship bt museum and art for this one Link: