March 4, 2017

Art for an Undivided Earth: The American Indian Movement by Jessica L. Horton

By Jessica L. Horton

In Art for an Undivided Earth Jessica L. Horton finds how the spatial philosophies underlying the yank Indian circulation (AIM) have been refigured by way of a iteration of artists trying to find new areas to face. Upending the belief that Jimmie Durham, James Luna, Kay WalkingStick, Robert Houle, and others have been essentially interested by id politics, she joins them in remapping the coordinates of a extensively shared yet deeply contested modernity that's outlined in nice half by means of the colonization of the Americas. She follows their installations, performances, and work around the ocean and again in time, as they retrace the trails of local diplomats, students, performers, and items in Europe after 1492. alongside the best way, Horton intervenes in a number of theories approximately worldwide modernisms, local American sovereignty, racial distinction, archival common sense, creative itinerancy, and new materialisms. Writing in inventive discussion with modern artists, she builds an image of a spatially, temporally, and materially interconnected world—an undivided earth.

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