This article delineates and assesses the future potentials of the main fields of the anthropology of art. It addresses six main fields: (1) agency and relationality, (2) art worlds, (3) mimesis and appropriation, (4) materiality, (5) phenomenology, skills and creativity, and (6) practice. In conclusion, the article argues that the anthropology of art has finally overcome what had been an artificial distinction between Western and non-Western art. It now studies the arts globally, and engages directly with the practice of contemporary artists.


Art, Anthropology, Agency, Phenomenology, Appropriation, Practice