An exhibition of Contemporary Indigenous Arts
Exhibiting artists include: Faisal Abdu’Allah, Emily Arthur, Marwin Begaye, John Hitchcock, Ryan O’Malley, Henry Payer, Duane Slick, C. Maxx Stevens, and Dyani White Hawk. Curators include: Elisabetta Frasca, Nancy Marie Mithlo, Paul Baker Prindle and Sarah Anne Stolte.
Show runs May 30 –June 2, 2013
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, The University of Venice, Ca‘ Foscari and The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) a center of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) proudly announce the opening of the indigenous art exhibit “Air, Land, Seed“ at the University of Venice Ca‘ Foscari, Palazzo Cosulich, Venice, Italy on the occassion of the 55th La Biennale di Venezia.
“Air, Land, Seed” addresses global tensions between home and exile, drawing from the unique perspectives of the indigenous peoples of Native North America. Nine contemporary artists engaged in the politicized medium of printmaking will exhibit works on paper, film and installation that question the forced displacements and ideologies that define our collective contemporary existence. This reappropriation of colonial markers - flags, boats and airwaves - subverts the control and militarization of indigenous homelands. Through participatory live print actions, performance, exhibition and dialogue, artists will repurpose these potent icons inscribed in the US Marine credo: “From the Halls of Montezuma, To the shores of Tripoli; We fight our country’s battles, in the air, on land and sea.”