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Canadian Museum of History
On Aboriginal Representation in the Gallery (Mercury Series in Canadian Ethnology Service #135)

On Aboriginal Representation in the Gallery (Mercury Series in Canadian Ethnology Service #135)

by Lynda Jessup, Shannon Bagg


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In this anthology, Aboriginal and other contributors address current and provocative issues arising from the production, collection, and exhibition of Aboriginal historical and contemporary art.

In recognizing the established intellectual and institutional authority of Aboriginal artists, curators, and academics working in cultural institutions and universities, this volume serves as an important primer on key questions that accompany the changing representational practices of the community cultural center, the public art gallery, and the anthropological museum.

Lynda Jessup teaches museum representation and the history of Canadian visual culture at Queen’s University in Kingston.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780660187495
Publisher: Canadian Museum of History
Publication date: 06/28/2002
Series: Mercury Series in Canadian Ethnology Service , #135
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.76(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Shannon Bagg is a former curator of Inuit art at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsAcknowledgementsHard Inclusion—Linda Jessup

On Aboriginal Representation in the Gallery1. Our (Inter) Related History—Gerald McMaster2. A First Nations Perspective: The AGO or the Woodland Cultural Centre?—Tom Hill3. First Nations and Art Museums—Aldona Jonaitis4. Framing Aboriginal Art at the Museum of Sydney—Wendy Brady5. After Essay: Questioning History, Questioning Art—Richard Fung

Tourist Art and "Craft" in the Gallery? 6. A Proper Place for Art or the Proper Arts of Place? Native North American Objects and the Hierarchies of Art, Craft, and Souvenir—Ruth B. Phillips7. Crossing New Borders to Exhibit Iroquois Tourist Art—Moira T. McCaffrey8. (Cultural) Objects of (Cultural) Value: Commodification and the Development of a Northwest Coast Artworld—Aaron Glass9. After Essay: Indigenous Is the Local—Jolene Rickard

Depending on Donations10. Edmund Morris: Speaking of First Nations—Jeff Thomas and Anna Hudson11. Expanded Visions: Collaborative Approaches to Exhibiting First Nations Histories and Artistic Traditions—Trudy Nicks12. The Cunningham Collection of Haida Argillite at the Art Gallery of Ontario—Robin K. Wright13. After Essay: What's the Story?—Lynn A. Hill

Repositioning Inuit Art14. The Anthropology of Inuit Art: A Problem for Art Historians—Shannon Bagg15. Status 2000: Presenting Contemporary Inuit Art in the Gallery Setting—Christine Lalonde16. After Essay: And What About Inuit Art?—Jean Blodgett

Dispelling Affinities of the Tribal, the Modern and the Contemporary17. Weaving Stories of Art—Delores Churchill18. After Essay: After Words—Doreen Jensen and Rose Spahan

The Contemporary Gallery in Context19. Five Suggestions for Better Living—Skawennati Tricia Fragnito20. Negotiating Space for Aboriginal Art—Lee-Ann Martin21. Complex Sightings: Aboriginal Art and Intercultural Spectatorship—Andrea Naomi Walsh22. After Essay: And Also...—Richard William Hill

Epilogue23. [Aboriginal] [Representation][in the Museum]: Articulations of the Creative, the Organic and the Instrumental—Clive Robertson


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