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Panel Discussion | Here and Now: Postcolonial Stories from the Northwest, 2015

Moderated by Catharina Manchanda, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at Seattle Art Museum

A panel discussion with Raymond Boisjoly, Wendy Red Star and Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

We are living in a moment when postcolonial discourse and questions of identity are pressing subjects in the landscape of contemporary art. In a global marketplace, traditional forms and symbols of Native American culture, ritual and representation have a life not only within native communities but are embraced by cities and regions to promote tourism and to create regional identities and histories–how do artists with ties to native American cultures negotiate this complex landscape in their work? This panel discussion will offer an opportunity to hear from three artists who think critically about visual culture and identity in their work.