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2017 Projects

Panel Presentation: Native New York

Vera List

New School, New York City, NY

Nov 17, 2017


Indigenous New York, Artist Perspectives, Part II, presents key findings of a day-long colloquium that focuses on artistic practices. This is the third and final of three colloquia that ground the research initiative Indigenous New York, which has been developed by the Vera List Center in collaboration with artist Alan Michelson (Mohawk), and co-organized with advisor, artist Jackson Polys (Tlingit). The series facilitates collaborations and exchanges among contemporary curators, artists, critics, and scholars of Native American, First Nations, and Indigenous descent and their non-indigenous colleagues that focus on Indigeneity and the legacy of colonialism, and position the local as evidence of concerns shared globally.

Building on the success of the first and second colloquia, the third in this series, Indigenous New York, Artist Perspectives, focuses on contemporary indigenous artist perspectives and practices, grounded in innovative projects. These provide the launch pads and models for important dialogue and exchange around the themes of: Identity; Self-Organized Visibility; Place & Memory; and Collaboration. In the afternoon’s public presentation the following artists discuss the intersection of these topics and their individual artistic projects: