Indigenous New York

Online Resource Guide Fri 1 Apr 2016 - Thu 1 Jun 2017 The New School
New York City

The Vera List Center for Art and Politics Indigenous New York Online Resource Guide is a growing nexus of scholarship, curatorial frameworks, and artistic practices. This digital platform is the foundation of The Vera List Center for Art and Politics year-long initiative that declares New York indigenous terrain through a series of discursive programs. Encompassing the findings from three 2016-17 colloquia—Curatorially Speaking, Critically Speaking, and Artists Perspectives—this platform includes video documentation of the events and an evolving, collaborative bibliography. These resources are intended as prompts and catalysts to think again and think anew about the relationship of indigeneity and contemporary arts at a key moment when the discursive frameworks of these fields are shifting critically. The texts are supplied by: David Garneau, Aaron Glass, Chris Green, Joseph Henry, Elizabeth West Hutchinson, Amal Issa, Carin Kuoni, Alan Michelson, Amanda Parmer, Jackson Polys, Kendra Sullivan, and cheyanne turions.

Indigenous New York is a public program and research initiative of the Vera List Center developed in collaboration with artist Alan Michelson and in consultation with artist Jackson Polys. It facilitates collaborations and exchanges among contemporary curators, artists, critics and scholars through public events and colloquia that focus on indigeneity and the legacy of colonialism and position the local as evidence of concerns shared globally. It is supported, in part, by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, members of the Vera List Center Advisory Committee, and is part of the Vera List Center's 2015-2017 curatorial programs on Post Democracy.

    • Indigenous New York, Curatorially Speaking, October 15, 2016.
Indigenous New York Bibliography

Al Haj Saleh, Yassin. "Syria and the Left." New Politics 15.2 (2015).

Anthes, Bill. "Contemporary Native Artists and International Biennial Culture." Visual Anthropology Review 25, 2 (2009): 109-27.

Capeheart, Loretta and Dragan Milovanovic. "Indigenous/Postcolonial Forms of Justice." In Social Justice: Theories, Issues, and Movements, 108-125. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2007.

Clifford, James, Returns: Becoming Indigenous in the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2013.

Comaroff, Jean and John L. Comaroff. Theory from the South, or How Euro-America is Evolving Toward Africa. New York: Routledge, 2011.

Comaroff, John L., and Jean Comaroff. Ethnicity, Inc. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Garneau, David. "Extra-Rational Aesthetic Action and Decolonization." Fuse Magazine 36,4 (2013): 14-21.

Garneau, David. "Migration as Territory: Performing Domain with a Non-colonial Aesthetic Attitude." voz à voz

Garneau, David. "Toward Indigenous Criticism: the Ah Kee Paradox." Artlink Indigenous 33, 2 (2013): 44-49.

Garneau, David, and Candice Hopkins. "Indigenous Methodologies and Art History." Conference presentation at Cornell's American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program and the Department of History of Art and visual Studies, Ithaca, New York, April 29, 2016.

Garneau, David, and Clement Yeh. "Imaginary Spaces of Conciliation and Reconciliation: Art, Curation, and Healing." In Arts of Engagement: Taking Aesthetic Action in and Beyond the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, ed. by Dylan Robinson and Keavy Martin, 21-41. Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2016.

Glass, Aaron. "Indigenous Ontologies, Digital Futures: Plural Provenances and the Kwakwaka'wakw Collection in Berlin and Beyond." In Museum as Process: Translating Local and Global Knowledges, ed. by Raymond Silverman,19–44. London: Routledge, 2015.

Goodden, Sky. "A Rebuttal, Not a Conversation: Discussing Ombaasin's AGO Intervention, 'Land Rights Now'." Momus (2015).

Hill, Tom, and Trudy Nichs, eds. Turning the Page: Forging New Partnerships Between Museums and First Peoples. Report of the Task Force on Museums and First Peoples. Ottawa: Assembly of First Nations and Canadian Museums of Civilization, 1991.

Kuo Wei Tchen, John. "Creating a Dialogic Museum: The Chinatown History Museum Experiment." In Museums and Communities: The Politics of Public Culture. Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992.

Malabou, Catherine. "The Phoenix, the Spider, and the Salamander," trans. from Changing Difference, trans. Carolyn P. T. Shread (Polity, 2011).

McLaughlin, Bryne . "Curator Q&A: How Indigenous Art Took Centre Stage in Sakahàn." Canadian Art (2013).

Povinelli, Elizabeth A. "Geontologies of the Otherwise." Theorizing the Contemporary, Cultural Anthropology (2014).

Simpson, Audra. Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014.

Srinivasan, Ramesh, Katherine Becvar, Robin Boast, and Jim Enote. "Diverse Knowledges and Contact Zones within the Digital Museum." Science, Technology & Human Values 35, 5 (2010):735–768.

Toufic, Jalal, "The Withdrawal of Tradition Past a Surpassing Disaster," in Scratching
on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Arab World / Part I_Volume 1_Chapter 1
(Beirut: 1992-2005), ed. Clara Kim (Los Angeles: California Institute of the Arts/REDCAT, 2009).

Tuck, Eve and K. Wayne Yang. "Decolonization is not a metaphor." Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society 1, 1 (2012): 1-40.

turions, cheyanne, "Decolonization, Reconciliation and the Extra-Rational Potential of the Arts." ArtsEverywhere 23 (2016).

Zahara, Alex. "Ethnographic Refusal: A How to Guide," Discard Studies: Social studies of waste, pollution, & externalities (2016).


This program initiative includes:

MOVEMENT: The New Global Indigenous
Monday, April 25, 2016

Post Democracy and Identity at What Now? 2016: on Future Identities
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Indigenous New York, Curatorially Speaking
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Indigenous New York, Critically Speaking
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Indigenous New York, Artists Perspectives
Friday and Saturday, May 12-13, 2017

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