Jul 22, 2008

Museum Moment - National Museum of the American Indian (NYC)

Fausto Fernandez
(Love the texture of his work. Something you have to see in person.)

Marcos and I had a wonderful stroke of serendipity on a recent visit to NYC. He had to go downtown to fill out some paperwork for his job and we came across the National Museum of the American Indian.

The highlight of our visit was the exhibition titled “Remix: New Modernities in a Post Indian World” This is what the museum says about the show:

“…a spirited multimedia survey of 15 emerging Native artists June 7. A joint presentation from the museum and the Heard Museum in Phoenix, the exhibition closes Sunday, Sept. 21.

“Remix” includes the semiotic narratives of Bernard Williams (African American/Native Ancestry); the seemingly academic yet provocative imagery of Kent Monkman (Cree/English/Irish) in his transgender guise; an essay of stereotypes found in videogames by Alan Natachu (Zuni/Laguna) and the affectionate but confrontational portraits of Apache skateboarders by Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo).”

Dustinn Craig
(Hold it down fellas. Listen to the ancestors.)

This show rocked. We were in art-lovers heaven, while we took in very provocative and emotional work. Go and do yourself a favor and check out the show if you are in the NYC area or planning on visiting.

Kent Monkman
(Werk mama! Cree Queer representing.)

Bernard Williams
(This piece covers an entire gallery wall from floor to ceiling and wall to wall. One of my favorites.)

Click here for more information. By the way admission is free, so use the money you would have normally paid for entrance, to buy one of their hot t-shirts from the gift shop.

2 comments:

Kitty said...

Thanks for the heads-up on this. It looks amazing.

Fausto Fernandez said...

Thank you for you post on the REMIX show and for posting my painting here im glad you like it :)
fausto fernandez
www.faustofernandez.blogspot.com