Indigenous futurisms : transcending past/present/future

Publisher IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

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This catalog accompanied a 2020-2021 exhibition held at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in Santa Fe, NM. It was co-curated by Dr. Suzanne Fricke (IAIA Art History Faculty), Chelsea Herr (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma), and Dr. Manuela Well-Off-Man (MoCNA Chief Curator).

"The essays and artworks present the future from a Native perspective and illustrate the use of Indigenous cosmology and science as part of tribal oral history and ways of life. Several of the artists use sci-fi related themes to emphasize the importance of Futurism in Native cultures, to pass on tribal oral history and to revive their Native language. However, Indigenous Futurisms also offers a way to heal from the traumas of the past and present—the post-apocalyptic narratives depicted in some of the artworks are often reality for Indigenous communities worldwide."—Book Summary

Indigenous futurisms : transcending past/present/future, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

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