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Reservation X: The Power of Place in Aboriginal Contemporary Art Gerald McMaster

Reservation X: The Power of Place in Aboriginal Contemporary Art

Gerald McMaster

Published January 1st 1999
ISBN : 9780295977751
Paperback
168 pages
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What is this place that Americans call the reservation, Canadians call the reserve, and many call the rez? For most contemporary Native people, this negotiated space is, was, or will be home.Reservation X showcases installations created by seven ofMoreWhat is this place that Americans call the reservation, Canadians call the reserve, and many call the rez? For most contemporary Native people, this negotiated space is, was, or will be home.Reservation X showcases installations created by seven of North Americas foremost Native artists--Mary Longman, of Gordon Indian Reserve, Saskatchewan- Nora Naranjo-Morse, of Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico- Marianne Nicolson, of Kingcome Inlet, British Columbia- Shelley Niro, of Six Nations Reserve, Ontario- Jolene Rickard, of the Tuscarora Nation, New York- Mateo Romero, of Cochitl Pueblo, New Mexico- and C. Maxx Stevens, of the Seminole Nations, Oklahoma. Essays and modern and archival photographs set the installations into a rich variety of personal and political contexts.Gerald McMaster, Nancy Marie Mithlo, Paul Chaat Smith, and Charlotte Townsend-Gault contribute essays on community and identity that range from art theory to pop culture, from historical analysis to anecdote- they also contribute profiles of the artists. Harry Foster provides photographs of the artists installations, and the artists themselves comment on their lives, their art, and their communities.