Diversity and Dialogue
The Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, 2007
- PUBLISHED: December 2007
- SUBJECT LISTING: Native American and Indigenous Studies, Art History / Native American and Indigenous Art
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 120 Pages, 8.5 x 11 in, 79 color illus.
- ISBN: 9780295987811
- Publisher: University of Washington Press
Diversity and Dialogue honors Distinguished Artist James Luna (Luiseño) and five Fellows: installation artist and sculptor Gerald Clarke (Cahuilla), photographer and videographer Dana Claxton (Lakota), painter and installation artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs (Inupiaq/Athabascan), artist Larry Tee Harbor Jackson McNeil (Tlingit/Nisgaá), and photographer and installation artist Will Wilson (Diné).
An accompanying DVD presents James Luna's in-your-face performance works that question stereotypes about Native Americans. Vibrant essays consider how he and the other artists produce works that are both contemporary yet expressive of a traditional worldview.
Authors & Contributors
James H. Nottage is vice president and chief curatorial officer of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis. Other contributors include Margaret Archuleta (Tewa/Hispanic), Mique'l Icesis Askren (Tsimshian Nation Metlakatla, Alaska), Joanna Bigfeather (Western Cherokee/Mescalero Apache), Sandy Gillespie, Michelle La Flamme (African Canadian/Metis/Creek), Lee-Ann Martin (Mohawk), Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie (Seminole/Muscogee/Diné), and Jennifer Vigil (Diné/Latina).
Dedication: Tap Dancing on the Starts: Reflections on Harry E. Fonesca, 1946-1006 / Margaret Archuleta
Foreword: The Dialogue at Ten Years / John Vanausdall
Introduction / James H. Nottage
Visual Sovereignty: A Continuous Aboriginal / Indigenous Landscape / Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie
Cross Over with Mr. Luna: Distinguished Artist / Lee-Ann Martin
Gerald Clarke: From a Place of Recognition / Joanna O. Bigfeather
Dana Claxton: "Reframing the Sacred and Indigenizing the White Cube" / Michelle La Flamme
Sonya Kelliher-Combs: Secrets / Sandy Gillespie
Larry Tee Harbor Jackson McNeil: Visual Myth Maker / Mique'l Icesis Askren
Will Wilson: Fellowship Artist / Jennifer Vigil
Afterword / Jennifer McNutt
Acknowledgments / James H. Nottage and Jennifer McNutt
A book very much worth owning.- Multicultural Review