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Author Horton, Jessica L, author.

Title Art for an undivided earth : the American Indian Movement generation / Jessica L. Horton.

Publication Info. Durham : Duke University Press, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    704.0397 HOR    Available
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Description xv, 296 pages, 32 unnembered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
text rdacontent
still image rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Art history publication initiative
Art history publication initiative.
Contents The word for world and the word for history are the same: Jimmie Durham, the American Indian Movement, and spatial thinking -- Now that we are Christians we dance for ceremony: James Luna, performing props, and sacred space -- They sent me way out in the foreign country and told me to forget it: Fred Kabotie, Dance memories, and the 1932 U.S. pavilion of the Venice Biennale -- Dance is the one activity that I know of when virtual strangers can embrace: Kay Walkingstick, creative kinship, and Art history's tangled legs -- They advanced to the portraits of their friends and offered them their hands: Robert Houle, Ojibwa tableaux vivants, and transcultural materialism -- Traveling with stones.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Jessica L. Horton reveals how the spatial philosophies underlying the American Indian Movement (AIM) were refigured by a generation of artists searching for new places to stand. Upending the assumption that Jimmie Durham, James Luna, Kay WalkingStick, Robert Houle, and others were primarily concerned with identity politics, she joins them in remapping the coordinates of a widely shared yet deeply contested modernity that is defined in great part by the colonization of the Americas. She follows their installations, performances, and paintings across the ocean and back in time, as they retrace the paths of Native diplomats, scholars, performers, and objects in Europe after 1492. Along the way, Horton intervenes in a range of theories about global modernisms, Native American sovereignty, racial difference, archival logic, artistic itinerancy, and new materialisms. Writing in creative dialogue with contemporary artists, she builds a picture of a spatially, temporally, and materially interconnected world-an undivided earth.
Subject Indian art -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Indian artists -- Travel -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
American Indian Movement -- Influence.
Other Form: Online version: Horton, Jessica L., author. Art for an undivided earth Durham : Duke University Press, 2017 9780822372790 (DLC) 2017000497
ISBN 9780822369547 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
0822369540 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
9780822369813 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
0822369818 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
Standard No. 40027288240

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