Modernist Encounters and Contemporary Inquiry: Art, Appropriation, and Cultural Rights
Friday September 6 and Saturday September 7, 2013
Santa Fe, New Mexico
This symposium, co-sponsored by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center and the School for Advanced Research (SAR), will be held on September 6th and 7th and will discuss encounters between American modernism and indigenous cultures. Carolyn Kastner, Curator of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, and Cynthia Chavez Lamar, Director of the Indian Arts Research Center at SAR, have lined up an amazing panel of Native and non-Native scholars, curators, and artists to address shared intellectual and cultural interests in the encounters between Euro- and Native-American modernists and indigenous artists and cultures.
The generosity of additional sponsors - Kathy and David Chase, the Horowitz Foundation, and Hotel Santa Fe - have made it possible for the Museum and SAR to bring this important conversation to the Santa Fe community.
The symposium will be held in the meeting rooms at Hotel Santa Fe, Santa Fe’s only Native American owned hotel.
On September 6th, the keynote address “Global Indigenous Modernisms” will be given by Ruth B. Philips, Professor of Art History, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, and will address the relationship between the emergence of indigenous modernisms around the world and the modernist appreciation of indigenous art.
On September 7th, three panel presentations will promote discussion on questions of interpreting and representing indigenous arts.