November 18, 2012–February 10, 2013 in the Grand Gallery
(exhibition opening party November 17)
The 140 works in this major traveling exhibition celebrate the richness and diversity of contemporary Native and First Nations art. In addition to interpreting—and often redefining—such traditional media as basketry, beadwork, textiles, wood, metalwork and stone, the artists in Changing Hands 3 have embraced video, photography, and performance and installation art. Among the themes they explore are the natural and spiritual worlds as sources of inspiration; the reinterpretation of traditions; and the often politically charged issue of cultural assimilation.
The final installment of a series organized by New York’s Museum of Arts and Design, this exhibition showcases artists from eastern Canada and the US Northeast, Southeast and Midwest. Among them are several artists with ties to Rochester.
This exhibition was organized by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York City. In Rochester, it is sponsored by M&T Bank and the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Fund, with additional support from the John D. Greene Endowment for Contemporary Exhibitions, Deanne Molinari, Ganondagan and Mann’s Jewelers.
Here is a slide show from the lecture. Nadia needed to Skype in – due to the extreme weather.
Pictured from left: David Pruitt, Hands of the Real People—The Past Present and Future (2011). Courtesy of the artist. Robert Tannahill, Wise Ass (2010). Courtesy of the artist. Jeremy Frey, Point Basket (2011). Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Ari and Lea Plosker. Gail Tremblay, It Was Never About Cowboys and Indians (2011). Courtesy of the artist.