On Aboriginal Representation in the Gallery (Mercury Series in Canadian Ethnology Service #135) available in Paperback
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- Canadian Museum of History
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.
About the Author
Shannon Bagg is a former curator of Inuit art at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Table of Contents
List of illustrationsAcknowledgementsHard InclusionLinda Jessup
On Aboriginal Representation in the Gallery1. Our (Inter) Related HistoryGerald McMaster2. A First Nations Perspective: The AGO or the Woodland Cultural Centre?Tom Hill3. First Nations and Art MuseumsAldona Jonaitis4. Framing Aboriginal Art at the Museum of SydneyWendy Brady5. After Essay: Questioning History, Questioning ArtRichard 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 SouvenirRuth B. Phillips7. Crossing New Borders to Exhibit Iroquois Tourist ArtMoira T. McCaffrey8. (Cultural) Objects of (Cultural) Value: Commodification and the Development of a Northwest Coast ArtworldAaron Glass9. After Essay: Indigenous Is the LocalJolene Rickard
Depending on Donations10. Edmund Morris: Speaking of First NationsJeff Thomas and Anna Hudson11. Expanded Visions: Collaborative Approaches to Exhibiting First Nations Histories and Artistic TraditionsTrudy Nicks12. The Cunningham Collection of Haida Argillite at the Art Gallery of OntarioRobin K. Wright13. After Essay: What's the Story?Lynn A. Hill
Repositioning Inuit Art14. The Anthropology of Inuit Art: A Problem for Art HistoriansShannon Bagg15. Status 2000: Presenting Contemporary Inuit Art in the Gallery SettingChristine Lalonde16. After Essay: And What About Inuit Art?Jean Blodgett
Dispelling Affinities of the Tribal, the Modern and the Contemporary17. Weaving Stories of ArtDelores Churchill18. After Essay: After WordsDoreen Jensen and Rose Spahan
The Contemporary Gallery in Context19. Five Suggestions for Better LivingSkawennati Tricia Fragnito20. Negotiating Space for Aboriginal ArtLee-Ann Martin21. Complex Sightings: Aboriginal Art and Intercultural SpectatorshipAndrea Naomi Walsh22. After Essay: And Also...Richard William Hill
Epilogue23. [Aboriginal] [Representation][in the Museum]: Articulations of the Creative, the Organic and the InstrumentalClive Robertson