Art for a New Understanding, Native Voices 1950s to Now
Co-curated by Candice Hopkins and Mindy Besaw
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
October 6, 2018 - January 7, 2019
The exhibition features over 80 artworks from the 1950s to today, including paintings, photography, video, sculptures, performance art, and more, all created by Indigenous US and Canadian artists. A full colour catalogue was produced by University of Arkansas Press.
As a part of Art for a New Understanding, Native Voices 1950s to Now, I produced a video installation, Untitled (for Sonya Kelliher-Combs), Part 1 in repsonse to Sonya Kelliher-Combs' work, Orange Curl. The video features Tessa Pizzale, Mina Linklater, Sassa Linklater, Keisha Stone, and myself. It was shot and edited by Neven Lochhead.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art commissioned a performance, Untitled (for Sonya Kelliher-Combs), Part 2, for the exhibition. Through a series of open rehearsals, dancers, Ceinwen Gobert, Hanako Hoshimi-Caines, and I made a performance within the installation. This work was subsequently performed 6 times November 10 and 11, 2018.
On November 9, I also performed a reading of original event scores and poems and showed video works for the Performance Lab alongside Elisa Harkins and Matriarch.
Crystal Bridges produced a short video about my work here: