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Blanton Museum of Art presents "Native America: In Translation" closing day

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Photo courtesy of Martine Gutierrez and RYAN LEE Gallery, New York

"Native America: In Translation," curated by artist Wendy Red Star, assembles the wide-ranging work of nine Indigenous artists who pose challenging questions about identity and heritage, land rights, and histories of colonialism.

This road map spans intergenerational image makers representing various Native nations and affiliations, and working in photography, installation, multimedia assemblage, and video. Among them, the late Cree artist Kimowan Metchewais investigates landscape and language through his evocative Polaroids. Posing as fashion ads, the stylish self-portraits of Martine Gutierrez question conceptions of ideal beauty. And Alan Michelson’s archival projections on presidential busts excavate colonial histories.

Also included are works by Rebecca Belmore, Nalikutaar Jacqueline Cleveland, Koyoltzintli, Duane Linklater, Guadalupe Maravilla, and Marianne Nicolson. Together, their work confronts the historic, and often fraught relationship between photography and the representation of Native Americans, while also reimagining what it means to be a citizen in North America today.

"Native America: In Translation," curated by artist Wendy Red Star, assembles the wide-ranging work of nine Indigenous artists who pose challenging questions about identity and heritage, land rights, and histories of colonialism.

This road map spans intergenerational image makers representing various Native nations and affiliations, and working in photography, installation, multimedia assemblage, and video. Among them, the late Cree artist Kimowan Metchewais investigates landscape and language through his evocative Polaroids. Posing as fashion ads, the stylish self-portraits of Martine Gutierrez question conceptions of ideal beauty. And Alan Michelson’s archival projections on presidential busts excavate colonial histories.

Also included are works by Rebecca Belmore, Nalikutaar Jacqueline Cleveland, Koyoltzintli, Duane Linklater, Guadalupe Maravilla, and Marianne Nicolson. Together, their work confronts the historic, and often fraught relationship between photography and the representation of Native Americans, while also reimagining what it means to be a citizen in North America today.

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WHERE

Blanton Museum of Art
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78712, USA
https://blantonmuseum.org/exhibition/native-america/

TICKET INFO

Free-$15

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