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Connective Tissue—Panel and Performance
August 19, 2017, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm| Free
Join Connective Tissue: New Approaches to Fiber in Contemporary Native Art exhibition artists Merritt Johnson (Mixed descent/Mohawk/Blackfoot/Non-Indigenous), Melissa Cody (Navajo), and David Gaussoin (Picuris/Navajo/French) for a panel discussion on recent developments in Native fiber art. This conversation explores the place of fiber art in contemporary art and Native art, current themes, processes, challenges, and the future of fiber art.
Moderated by MoCNA Chief Curator Manuela Well-Off-Man, this event will also feature a live performance by Merritt Johnson (Mixed descent/Mohawk/Blackfoot/Non-Indigenous) and Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit/Unangax). Johnson and Galanin are multidisciplinary artists who incorporate performance art into their practice to address contemporary issues. Their performance Re-Move is a “free clinic” geared toward removing “tribal tattoos” and “Native-inspired tattoos” in addition to offering tattooed lines of separation and their removal.