A book launch of Indigenous Art: New Media and the Digital
UWinnipeg’s Dr. Julie Nagam, Chair in the History of Indigenous Art in North America* and her co-editors and collaborators, Dr. Heather Igloliorte (Concordia University), and Dr. Carla Taunton (NSCAD University), launch the PUBLIC 54: Indigenous Art: New Media and the Digital on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Skylight Gallery, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard.
PUBLIC is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal with a core focus on visual art this is the seminal issue on Indigenous art. The launch features a roundtable discussion with the editors in conversation with contributor Jaimie Isaac (Winnipeg Art Gallery), music by Boogy the Beat, snacks, drinks and is free and open to the public.
About the publication
Indigenous Art: New Media and the Digital convenes leading scholars, curators, and artists from the Indigenous territories in Canada, the United States of America, Australia, and Aotearoa (New Zealand). It brings forth urgent conversations about resistance to colonial modernism, and highlights the historic and ongoing use of technology by Indigenous communities and artists as vehicles of resilience and cultural continuity. This issue ignites productive dialogue around the definitions of new and digital media art and practice-based work within the framework of Indigenous art and theory. While showcasing Indigenous artists’ work, it also probes the significant ways that this work contributes to—yet also intervenes on—the fields of art history, visual, cultural and media studies. PUBLIC 54 contributors investigate contemporary Indigenous digital and new media art’s relationships with sovereignty, self-determination, and nationhood. Altogether, the diverse articles, artworks, and dialogues illustrate the ways that Indigenous new media art can dynamically activate and embody Indigenous epistemologies, cosmologies, and methodologies.
* joint appointment at University of Winnipeg and Winnipeg Art Gallery