This is documention of BURY MY ART AT WOUNDED KNEE: Blood & Guts in the Art School Industrial Complex, at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland, OR. The exhibition was instigated by R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment and curated by Native artist, Demian Diné Yazhi’. The all-Native art show was the first of its kind at PNCA and featured the artwork of 15 Contemporary Native Artists/Warriors. The show ran from December 5th, 2013 to January 29th, 2014, and was extended for an additional month.
Special thanks goes out to all the artists/warriors involved, Linda Kliewer (Assistant Professor, Chair of the Thesis Department, and Mentor at PNCA), Mack McFarland (Exhibitions Coordinator at PNCA), and all the heroes past, present, and future.
First image: Exhibition display based on letterpresses poster, designed byDemian Diné Yazhi’. Acrylic paint & graphite. Measurements: approximately 55.5” x 74.5”
Second image: Installation view of the exhibition from the east entrance.
Third image: Installation view. From left to right: Untitled,by Douglas Miles; kill the man. save the Indian, by Shilo George;and Vision Quest Glyphology, by Kaila Farrell-Smith.
Fourth image: Installation view. From left to right: The Long Shadow, by Jean Quick-to-See Smith; Report, by Raven Chacon; Captain of My Universe, by Neal Ambrose-Smith;and exhibition display designed by Demian Diné Yazhi’.
Fifth image: Installation view. From left to right:Untitled, by Nani Chacon; Between Science & Nature, by Nani Chacon; Untitled, by Nani Chacon; Hybrid, by Sam Guerrero;and Untitled (Apache Warrior), by Douglas Miles.
Sixth image: Installation View From left to right: Navajo Protest Artists Arrested, Flagstaff, AZ (video), by Thomas GreyEyes; Untitled (Indians & Cowboys), by Demian Diné Yazhi’;and Nametoo, by Celeste Pedri.
Seventh image: Installation view. From left to right: Four Poems (Inheritance, Life’s a Beach, Having Left, and When Are You Leaving?), by Tommy Pico; Nametoo, by Celeste Pedri;and Indigeneity, by Ryan Young.
Last image: Installation view of exhibition from the west entrance. Far left wall: Artifact- Bags –, by Jordan Bennett; Ipshaamírapuh Iktiinach (Orphan Dance-Stick), by Fox A.C. Spears; and Untitled (Work In Progress) video, by R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment.
For more information on BURY MY ART AT WOUNDED KNEE & R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment:
BURY MY ART AT WOUNDED KNEE: Blood & Guts in the Art School Industrial Complex promotional posters, 2013-2014.
Top image: Printable/digital posters designed by Demian Diné Yazhi’. Native geometry created by the artist. The poster was made to announce the artists engaging in the exhibition, as well as promote the exhibition opening. Poster measurement: 11” x 14”.
Second & third images: BURY MY ART AT WOUNDED KNEE (Front side); Blood & Guts in the Art School Industrial Complex (Back). Letterpress showcard designed & printed by Demian Diné Yazhi’. First edition: 290; Second edition: 80. Showcard measurements: 4” x 7”
Fourth image: Letterpress posters designed & printed by Demian Diné Yazhi’. Multicolour. Poster measurements: 12.5″ × 18.5″ (individual).
Last two images: Printable/digital posters designed by Demian Diné Yazhi’. Features the artwork of Douglas Miles & Nani Chacon. The posters were made to announce the artists engaging in the exhibition, as well as promote the closing reception. Poster measurement: 11” x 14”.
A Tribe Called Red Sisters (ft. Northern Voice), 2013
Ghost Dance (Revisited) -
Congratulations to A Tribe Called Red for their successes and breakthroughs this year. This is what the revolution sounds like… Native america rising! This is how we celebrate being alive!
Bursting forth from Canada’s capital, native Producer/DJ crew A Tribe Called Red is producing a truly unique sound that’s impacting the global electronic scene and urban club culture. Since 2010 the group – made up of two-time Canadian DMC Champion DJ Shub, DJ NDN and DJ Bear Witness – has been mixing traditional pow wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music. Their self-titled album, released in March 2012, was long-listed for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize and included in the Washington Post’s top 10 albums of the year.