“Remix” at The National Museum of the American Indian until 9/21

There are still a few days left to see, Remix: New Modernities in a Post-Indian World, at the National Museum of the American Indian.  The museum, part of the Smithson endowment, is housed at the former US Customs House at Bowling Green in Manhattan.

The exhibition, which traveled from the Heard Museum in Phoenix, features the works of fifteen artists of Native American descent.  The artists move beyond blankets, dreamcatchers and the stuff of the tourist trade to both embrace and redefine indigenous art of the Americas through media as diverse as painting, sculpture, photography, film, even video games (Zuni-Laguna artist Alan Natachu’s Playing NDN examines the Native American motif in console video gaming.)

Fausto Fernandez, “Adjustment Line for Miss Petite,” 2005. Collage: sewing patterns, acrylic, asphalt.

Bernard Williams, From “Charting America,” 2002-present. Wood & cardboard cutouts.

Kent Monkman, “The Emergence of a Legend,” 2007. Digital print on metallic paper.

2 Responses

  1. I find exhibitions such as these to be very informative. I just wish it would come out my way…. seeing how Native Americans reinterpret representations of themselves is always a fascinating perspective.

  2. Very very interesting Sharon. The work is beautiful and represents a rich history. The video game piece really stopped me in my tracks.

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