Published by Frye Art Museum. Edited with text by Amanda Donnan.
Omaskęko Cree artist Duane Linklater (born 1976) works across a range of mediums, addressing the contradictions of contemporary Indigenous life within and beyond settler systems of knowledge, representation and value. Published for his first major survey exhibition at Frye Art Museum, this catalog offers a timely assessment of the last decade of Linklater’s distinctive art, including site-responsive architectural interventions; digital translations of tribal objects held in institutional collections; sculpture and video works focusing on enduring ancestral practices; and a series of large-scale structures made with tipi poles. The publication includes conversations between Linklater and his elder family members that function as an alternative form of scholarship in parallel with his work, and is interspersed with photographs taken by the artist and his daughter.