Wednesday, March 30, 2011

EVENT: SYMPOSIUM AT BARD GRADUATE CENTER

Objects of Exchange: Social and Material Transformation on the Late-Nineteenth-Century Northwest Coast

Date

Friday, April 1, 2011

Time

1:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Place

Lecture Hall, 38 West 86th Street

Description

Objects of Exchange examines the material culture of the
period for visual evidence of historical flux and shifting social
relations within Native groups as well as between them and
the surrounding settler nations of Canada and the United
States. It focuses on objects—variously construed as art,
artifact, and commodity—that challenge well-established
stylistic or cultural categories and that reflect patterns of
intercultural exchange and transformation. Drawing on the
remarkable collections at the American Museum of Natural
History, this exhibition reveals the artistic traces of dynamic
indigenous activity whereby objects were altered, repurposed,
and adapted to keep up with changing times.

Schedule:
1:30–1:45pm
Introduction
Opening words/song by Mique’l Askren and Mike Dangeli

1:45–2:30pm
Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse
Heavy Metal: The Weighty Meanings of
Northwest Coast Jewelry

2:30–3:15pm
Megan Smetzer
Creating Beauty from Pain:
The Ambivalence of Tlingit Beadwork

3:15–3:30pm
Break

3:30–4:15pm
Mique’l Askren
Choreographing Photography and Stone:
Issues of Practice and Praxis in Leading the
Git Hayetsk Dancers

4:15–5pm
Judith Ostrowitz
It Looks Like Manga: The Cosmopolitanism of
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

5–5:30pm
Cultural presentation by Mique’l Askren and
Mike Dangeli

5:30–6:30pm
Reception

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