Published by MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Edited by Gerald W.R. Ward.
The collection of Native American artworks is one of the hidden treasures of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with some of its finest objects seldom displayed to ensure their preservation. This volume presents 100 of these little-known works, many reproduced for the first time. Although some objects were made for Native use, many reflect the interaction of Native Americans with other cultures, and demonstrate a mastery of new materials and techniques in weaving, silversmithing, beadwork and other crafts. An introductory essay traces the history of Native American art at the MFA since the late nineteenth century, which mirrors cultural shifts in attitude toward these objects in the United States as a whole. Covering a diversity of objects from across the North American continent—from the eastern and southern Woodlands to the Northwest Pacific Coast, with a particular emphasis on the Southwest—this latest volume in the MFA Highlights series demonstrates the vast richness of American Indian art.
Published by AMERINDA Inc.. Edited by Jennifer Tromski. Foreword by Dore Ashton. Text by David Bunn Martine.
This publication marks the first time that a diverse group of Native painters, sculptors, photographers, installation and media artists, performing artists, filmmakers and writers has been defined as a movement or given a name.
PUBLISHER AMERINDA Inc.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 260 pgs / 90 color / 41 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/22/2017 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2017 p. 155
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Published by National Portrait Gallery. Text by Stephanie Pratt, Joan Carpenter Troccoli.
This book showcases works from George Catlin's (1796-1872) Indian Gallery, repositioning this remarkable artist for a contemporary audience. The authors explore the origins of Catlin's achievement: his ambition to record what he believed to be dying cultures, and his collecting activities, educational intentions and methods of exhibition and display, which demonstrate the growth of a new sensibility towards native peoples. Stephanie Pratt provides an overview of the important historical events affecting native Americans in the 1820s and 1830s, while Joan Carpenter Troccoli examines the life and art of Catlin from the 1820s through the period of his European tours of the 1840s and 1850s. The book also includes an examination of the creation and reception of the Indian Gallery. Reproductions of pages from Catlin's sketchbooks and ephemera demonstrate how the Indian Gallery was toured overseas, and some of the items Catlin collected in the field.
With Lines and Lineage, Belgian American conceptual documentary photographer Tomas van Houtryve (born 1975) takes aim at America’s collective amnesia of history.
The work addresses the missing photographic record of the period when Mexico ruled what we now know as the American West. To visualize the people and places from the remarkable yet unseen Mexican era, van Houtryve chose to photograph the region with glass plates and a 19th-century wooden camera. His portraits of direct descendants of early inhabitants of the West—mestizo, Afro-Latin, indigenous, Crypto-Jewish—are paired in diptychs with photographs of landscapes along the original border and architecture from the Mexican period. Lines and Lineage also includes historic maps and essays.
This book lifts the pervasive fog of dominant Western mythology and makes us question the role that photographs—both present and missing—have played in shaping the identity of the West.
Published by Steidl/Scotiabank. Text by Ryan Rice, Wanda Nanibush.
Ontario-based Native American photographer Shelley Niro is widely known for her ability to explode myths, transgress boundaries and embody the ethos of her matriarchal culture in a wide variety of mediums, including photography, installation, film and painting. Niro creates photographic series that emphasize the medium’s inherent capacity for narrative and representation. She pushes the limits of photography by incorporating Mohawk imagery, reappropriating traditional stories such as Skywoman and The Peacemaker, and by focusing on contemporary subjects with wit, irony and campy humor.
Niro marries portraiture, performance art and satire by having her subjects and herself perform for the camera in ways that gently invite audiences to rethink their beliefs and preconceptions about indigenous peoples and themselves. With compassion and deep insight, Niro opens up the fault lines and desires of gender, sexuality and culture to create images of freedom from the status quo in representation.