Remix: New Modernities in a Post-Indian World
June 07, 2008–September 21, 2008
New York, NY
In Remix: New Modernities in a Post-Indian World, artists and curators Joe Baker (Delaware) and Gerald McMaster (Plains Cree) bring together 15 artists of mixed Native/non-Native background from the United States, Canada, and Mexico to explore ideas on the edges of human identity. Artists represented are Dustinn Craig, Fausto Fernandez, Luis Gutierrez, David Hannan, Gregory Lomayesva, Brian Miller, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Kent Monkman, Nadia Myre, Alan Natachu, Hector Ruiz, Anna Tsouhlarakis, Kade Twist, Bernard Williams, and Steven Yazzie.
Often amusing, and invariably provocative, the work of this new generation of artists raises issues that resonate far beyond the American art scene—questions about the meaning of race and ethnicity in an increasingly global society, and the tension between individual self-expression and cultural identity.
Produced by NMAI and the Heard Museum, Remix is on view at the Heard in Phoenix from October 6, 2007, through April 27, 2008.
"If you're searching for the unexpected, this collection of indigenous art examines ideas outside the mainstream. Remix: New Modernities in a Post-Indian World features experimental artists who use a new language in innovative and unpredictable ways."
—Allen Strouse, "Top Ten USA," Museums, Fall 2007