Aazhooningwa'igan (It is worn across the shoulder)
Mixed Media
72x12x4inches, 182.88x30.48x10.16cm
2016
"Our ability to adapt to rapid complex social, cultural, physical and
technological change reveals our strong sense of cultural tenacity and
innate strategic desire to overcome even the most adverse conditions
imposed upon us. Perhaps one of the most prevalent aspects is our
longstanding fascination with popular culture and technology, and how we,
as indigenous people, have adapted popular culture and technology, into
our own unique cultural aesthetic. In reference to my own Anishinaabe
(Odawa) culture, our ability to transform glass beads into beautiful and
geometric floral motifs is an example. In my object-based work, I juxtapose
traditional beadwork with reclaimed computer components, primarily
resistors and flat ceramic capacitors to replicate the cultural transition." -Barry Ace
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Maryon Kantaroff
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Peter Mah
Henri Masson (Estate)
William McElcheran (Estate)
Norval Morrisseau
John Newman
Louie Palu
Jane Ash Poitras
Fred Ross (Estate)
Joseph M Sánchez
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