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Heaven, Hell And Somewhere In Between (Figure 1, 2015) is a companion piece to a major art exhibition of the same name scheduled to run at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology from May 15 to Oct 12, 2015. From publicity materials, this book “combines an in-depth analysis of Portuguese popular art and culture with stunning photographs of 40 artworks - ceramics, masks, puppets - and another 40 supporting images, from medieval frescoes and roadside icons to graffiti and images of carnival performers and artisans at work in their studios. Complex, contemporary, theatrical, political and often controversial, this is the theatre of a nation, where official ideologies collide with homegrown art and culture and spew forth deeply felt emotions, from ecstasy and transcendence to suffering and penitence.”
The director of the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, Anthony Shelton co-authored a tribute to the museum with Carol E. Mayer entitled The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (D&M, 2010) to accompany it's redesign and opening in 2010.
Professor Anthony Shelton is the director of UBC's Museum of Anthropology has over 24 years of curatorial and teaching experience. He lives in Vancouver.
Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia
Heaven, Hell And Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art (Figure 1, 2015) $45.00 9781927958247
The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (D&M, 2010) co-authored with Carol E. Mayer.