Land, Spirit, Power : First Nations at the National Gallery of Canada

Nemiroff, Diana and Houle, Robert and Townsend-Gault, Charlotte and Durham, Jimmie and Heap of Birds, Hachivi Edgar and Lavadour, James and Yuxweluptun, Lawrence Paul. Land, Spirit, Power : First Nations at the National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa, Ont.: Musée des beaux-arts du Canada / National Gallery of Canada, 1992.

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Abstract (English)

Nemiroff documents the Native art collections of the National Gallery of Canada and provides a chronology of exhibitions of Native art that have taken place in Canada, the United States, and Europe since 1927. She shows how a recuperation and decontextualization of Native art served both nationalist and modernist discourse before a dialogue based on authenticity, identity and cultural difference was established. Houle criticizes the objectification of Natives by whites and emphasizes the importance of language and orality in Native culture. Townsend-Gault questions the notion of knowledge in works by 18 artists participating in the exhibition. Includes texts by or on the artists (some in the form of an interview with the curators). Circa 110 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Nemiroff, Diana (Curator); Nemiroff, Diana (Author); Nemiroff, Diana (Interviewer); Houle, Robert (Curator); Houle, Robert (Author); Townsend-Gault, Charlotte (Curator); Townsend-Gault, Charlotte (Author); Bob, Dempsey (Interviewee); Durham, Jimmie (Artist); Durham, Jimmie (Author); Heap of Birds, Hachivi Edgar (Artist); Heap of Birds, Hachivi Edgar (Author); Lavadour, James (Artist); Lavadour, James (Author); Lowe, Truman (Interviewee); Marshall, Teresa (Interviewee); Yuxweluptun, Lawrence Paul (Artist); Yuxweluptun, Lawrence Paul (Author)
Dossier: 351 - MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DU CANADA / NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA (Ottawa)
Collation: 232 p. : 112 ill. (19 col.) ; 28 x 23 cm
ISBN: 0888846509
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Ottawa, Ont.: Musée des beaux-arts du Canada / National Gallery of Canada
Artists: Beam, Carl; Belmore, Rebecca; Bob, Dempsey; Cismeros, Domingo; Davidson, Robert; Durham, Jimmie; Grant, Dorothy; Heap Of Birds, Hachivi Edgar; Heavyshield, Faye; Janvier, Alex; Kunuk, Zacharias; Lavadour, James; Lowe, Truman; Luna, James; Marshall, Teresa; Obomsawin, Alanis; Walkingstick, Kay; Yuxweluptun, Lawrence Paul
Critics / Curators / Historians: Nemiroff, Diana; Townsend-Gault, Charlotte; Houle, Robert
Art Organizations: National Gallery Of Canada (Ottawa)
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 25 Sept. - 22 Nov. 1992, National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa).
Keywords: NATIVE CULTURE; CULTURAL IDENTITY; NATIVE ART; HISTORY; MODERNISM; ANTHROPOLOGY; CULTURAL DIFFERENCE; NATIVE COMMUNITY
Deposited by: e-Artexte administrator
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 1992
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 13:37
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/4542
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