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The Jungle-style Thread - Pop Culture Iconography of the Dark Continent
bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-01-06 4:39 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-01-06 11:26, JOHN-O wrote:
Are all of these things considered "Tiki" in Spain or do these African Pop Primitive items go by another name?



No, because they were made for, and were used in what we now (in retrospect) refer to as Tiki Bars.
I believe when it comes to finding an overall name for African/PNG/Polynesian objects (those are the cultures that inspired Spanish ceramics), a fitting term would be "Pop primitivism":

>>This is a book about the fascination with Primitive Art; more specifically, it is about the genre of Pop Primitivism in the 20th Century, the under-appreciated stepchild of the intense Primitive Art interest of that period. As in any pop culture, stereotypes and simplifications abound, displaying a naiveté that could be likened to a primitive view of “primitive” cultures.<<

(Opening text of Tiki Modern)

Zeta opened a thread about that here:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=31441&forum=1&start=0

The thread stayed too much on a solely Pre-Columbian note, but basically ALL that was considered "primitive art" in the 20th Century (which very much includes African and Oceanic art) can fit under that general moniker, and then can be differentiated as "African pop primitivism", "Pre Columbian pop primitivism", and so on.

Also, another unifying concept under which all these items from different cultures can be grouped is being from "the Tropics", but the adjective "tropical" carries too many Margarita Bar connotations for me.


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