• Sovereign Words: Indigenous Art, Curation and Criticism

Sovereign Words: Indigenous Art, Curation and Criticism

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Artists and cultural practitioners from Indigenous communities around the world are increasingly in the international spotlight as museums and curators race to consider the planetary reach of their collections and exhibitions. 

This timely publication considers the challenges faced today by cultural workers, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, as they try to engage meaningfully with the histories, presents, and futures of Indigenous cultural practices.

In this volume, sixteen Indigenous voices convene to consider some of the most burning questions surrounding this field. What are the novel and empowering methodologies of the future? What are the possibilities and limitations of a politics of inclusion? To whom does the much-talked-of “Indigenous Turn” belong?

A first-of-its-kind reader appearing at a critical moment, Sovereign Words includes perspectives across art, film, ethics, history, theory, and museology.

Edited by Katya García-Antón

Contributors include Daniel Browning, Kabita Chakma, Megan Cope, Santosh Kumar Das, Hannah Donnelly, Léuli Mazyar Luna’i Eshraghi, David Garneau, Biung Ismahasan, Kimberley Moulton, Máret Ánne Sara, Venkat Raman Singh Shyam, Irene Snarby, Ánde Somby, Megan Tamati-Quennell, Prashanta Tripura, Sontosh Bikash Tripura, Liv Brissach, Katya García-Antón, Drew Snyder, Nikhil Vettukattil.

Designed by Hans Gremmen

Published by Valiz and the Office for Contemporary Art Norway, 2019

Softcover, 288 pages, 70 color images, 6.75 × 9.5 inches

ISBN: 978-9-49-209562-6

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