Art for an Undivided Earth: The American Indian Movement Generation (Paperback)

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In Art for an Undivided Earth Jessica L. Horton reveals how the spatial philosophies underlying the American Indian Movement (AIM) were refigured by a generation of artists searching for new places to stand. Upending the assumption that Jimmie Durham, James Luna, Kay WalkingStick, Robert Houle, and others were primarily concerned with identity politics, she joins them in remapping the coordinates of a widely shared yet deeply contested modernity that is defined in great part by the colonization of the Americas. She follows their installations, performances, and paintings across the ocean and back in time, as they retrace the paths of Native diplomats, scholars, performers, and objects in Europe after 1492. Along the way, Horton intervenes in a range of theories about global modernisms, Native American sovereignty, racial difference, archival logic, artistic itinerancy, and new materialisms. Writing in creative dialogue with contemporary artists, she builds a picture of a spatially, temporally, and materially interconnected world--an undivided earth.

About the Author

Jessica L. Horton is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Delaware.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780822369813
ISBN-10: 0822369818
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: June 9th, 2017
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: Art History Publication Initiative