Indigenous Interventions in Art, Archives, and Museums
Rather than dwelling simply in celebratory appraisals of Indigenous survival, this unprecedented volume tracks how massacres, disease, removals, abrogated treaties, religious intolerance, theft of land, and relocation are conceived by contemporary academics and artists. Contributors address indigeneity in the United States, Norway, Canada, Australia, and the Caribbean in scholarly essays, poems, and artist narratives. Missions, cemeteries, archives, exhibitions, photography, printmaking, painting, installations, performance, music, and museums are documented by fourteen authors from a variety of disciplines and illustrated with forty-three original artworks.
The authors offer honest critique, but in so doing they give hopeful and concrete strategies for the future. This powerful collection of voices employs Indigenous epistemologies and decolonial strategies, providing essential perspectives on art and visual culture.
T. Christopher Aplin
Charlene Villaseñor Black
Michelle J. Lanteri
Nancy Marie Mithlo
Anne May Olli
Richard Ray Whitman
“Overall, this edited volume makes a rich contribution to visual memory studies,precisely because it draws readers into the reality of marginalized perspectives and stories while providing a sharp political critique of the reasons for this ongoing marginalization.”— Katrin Antweiler, International Affairs