Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun : unceded territories /Publisher: Vancouver ; Vancouver : Figure. 1 ; Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, 2016Description: 182 pages : colour illustrations ; 31 cmISBN:
- Unceded territories
|Whitecliffe Library General Shelves
|N 6549 YUX (Browse shelf(Opens below))
Artist's statement / Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun -- Sovereign rainbows and unceded territories : a curatorial dialogue / Tania Willard & Karen Duffek -- A free state of mind zone / Lucy R. Lippard -- Social forms of engagement : coffee with Yuxweluptun on the main street side of Gene / Michael Turner -- New cultural practices, 1900-1926 : a photo essay / Marcia Crosby -- Bekkah and son, and Elpidio / Jimmie Durham -- Take no prisoners : the performance art of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun / Glenn Alteen.
"Unceded Territories is a major and timely review of the work of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, spanning thirty years of his painterly and polemical practice. It places the artist's concerns in dialogue with this moment in our shared histories. An artist of Cowichan and Okanagan descent, Yuxweluptun lives and works on unceded Coast Salish territories in Vancouver, British Columbia. He calls himself a history painter, a monumentalist, a modernist. Impassioned in his commitment to advance First Nations rights to the land and effect change, Yuxweluptun fuses art with political action--he "paints freedom and equality". This retrospective includes brilliant commentary from Michael Turner, Lucy Lippard, Marcia Crosby, Glenn Alteen, a short-story by Jimmie Durham. In an extensive dialogue, curators Karen Duffek and Tania Willard discuss the meaning of Yuxweluptun's practice and place it in the context of the First Nations struggle for autonomy, justice, and environmental preservation. In a searing and powerful artist's statement, Yuxweluptun himself explains the essence of his painting and the forces that drive his artistic and political life. Published to accompany the exhibition at the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology this volume includes 65 of Yuxweluptun's paintings from the last three decades and will be a lasting document of his art and activism."-- Provided by publisher.