Revisions, Joane Cardinal-Schubert, Jimmie Durham, Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds, Zacharias Kunuk, Mike MacDonald, Alan Michelson, Edward Poitras, Pierre Sioui: Essays

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Walter Phillips Gallery, 1992 - Art - 57 pages
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Published in conjunction with the exhibition Revisions, held at the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff (January 8 - 28, 1988); this catalogue highlights eight aboriginal artists, Joane Cardinal-Schubert, Jimmie Durham, Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds, Zacharias Kunuk, Mike MacDonald, Alan Michelson, Edward Poitras, and Pierre Sioui, and their attempts to grapple with the problem of representing "Indianness" outside of a paternalistic and colonialist celebration of indigenous culture. They sabotage ethnographic stereotypes, not to redeem the past, but rather to redress their present and future cultural identity. In both subtle and overtly polemical ways, their works draw attention to the ongoing acculturation and colonization of Native Americans and its impact on their social identity. Essays by Helga Pakasaar, Deborah Doxtater, Jean Fisher, and Rick Hill.

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Helga Pakasaar is a former associate curator of contemporary art at the Walter Phillips Gallery and is currently working as an independent writer and curator of contemporary art in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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