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Dear Listener: Works by Nicholas Galanin

  • Heard Museum
    2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ
  • May 21, 2018 to September 3, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 252-8840
  • Time: Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Overview

This exhibit is a mid-career retrospective of contemporary Native Alaskan artist, Nicholas Galanin. Galanin, b. 1979 in Sitka, Alaska, is of mixed Tlingit-Unangax and non-Native ancestry. His approach to making art is conceptual, thematically addressing pertinent issues of American Indian representation and cultural critique. Galanin takes a multidisciplinary approach to art-making; his body of work includes sculpture, installation, video, performance, and new media. His conceptual work is often provocative, and addresses issues of authority, authenticity, American Indian experience, and the commoditization of Indigenous culture. Galanin brings to his work a liberated space for engagement with people of all cultures, and a platform to which they can relate from their unique cultural perspectives.