Published: June special issue 2015

Journal of Art Historiography

Number 12 June 2015

The European scholarly reception of ‘primitive art’ in the decades around 1900: guest edited by Wilfried Van Damme and Raymond Corbey

Introduction: Raymond Corbey (Tilburg and Leiden Universities) and Wilfried Van Damme (Leiden University) ‘European encounters with ‘primitive art’ during the late nineteenth century’  12/vDC1


Maarten Couttenier (Royal Museum for Central Africa), ‘“One Speaks Softly, Like in a Sacred Place.” Collecting, Studying and Exhibiting Congolese Artefacts as African Art in Belgium (1850–1897)’  12/MC1

Christian Kaufmann (University of East Anglia), ‘Seeing art in objects from the Pacific around 1900: how field collecting and German armchair anthropology met between 1873 and 1910’ 12/CK1

Susanne Mersmann (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz),  ‘Defining art in instructions for travellers: the agency of the Questionnaire de Sociologie et d’Ethnographie drafted by the Paris Anthropological Society in 1883’  12/SM1

Raymond Corbey (Tilburg and Leiden Universities) and Frans Karel Weener (Independent), ‘Collecting while Converting: Missionaries and…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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