All posts in Indigenous Art

“Supernatural Stories” at the McCord Museum

The Haida, an Indigenous group native to the west coast of North America do not have a word for “artist” in their language. The closest approximation of the term one might hear translates to “clever hands”. And the clever hands of the Haida and the works they have brought into the world- from traditional weavings, […]

Lothar Baumgarten (1944-2018)

The German conceptual artist Lothar Baumgarten has passed away in Berlin at the age of 74. The artist’s death was confirmed by his gallery, Marian Goodman, which issued this statement: “… In a career spanning four decades, Lothar drew wide acclaim and respect for a singularly powerful and diverse body of work, from photography to […]

US art now acknowledging Indigenous land rights

Last week at the Pulse Art Fair, when the New York gallery Accola Griefen opened their booth for Miami’s art week, they made sure to note that “we gather and work this week on the traditional land of the Seminole and Tequesta people, past and present.” They made their gratitude clear both verbally and in an Instagram post. While seemingly […]

Fighting ‘Institutional Intolerance,’ Canada Announces Biennial for Indigenous Art in 2020

A biennial for Indigenous art has been announced and set to take place at the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Center in 2020. The debut biennial will coincide with the highly-anticipated opening of the Inuit Art Center, a $65 million building designed by LA-based Michael Maltzan Architecture, and will feature indigenous artists from Australia, New […]