Empowering Art: Indigenous Creativity and Activism from North America’s Northwest Coast
Empowering Art: Indigenous Creativity and Activism from North America’s Northwest Coast is an exploration of artistic practice from one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Incredible artworks emerge from their landscapes of constantly changing horizons in dynamic transition. Defined with iconic formline designs shifting into living forms, these artworks have always been an essential component of of the dynamic communication, between people, between time, and between humans and their supernatural worlds.
These artistic creations are pivotal in telling and sharing the stories of these peoples. They not only communicate the resilience, strength and survival of identity through the centuries of oppression but also play an active role in empowering cultural strength and celebrating societal success.
Collected essays from scholars, both indigenous and non-indigenous, bring together the stories of art featured within the Sainsbury Centre exhibition that this book accompanies. Empowering Art highlights the crucial importance of art in the creative lives of the peoples of the Northwest Coast, in their past, present, and vibrant future.
Publisher: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts