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This comprehensive publication was produced in conjunction with the exhibition Arctic/Amazon: Networks of Global Indigeneity, presented at The Power Plant between October 1 and December 31, 2022, and curated by Gerald McMaster, Nina Vincent, and Noor Alé. The exhibition featured artists Pia Arke, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Couzyn van Heuvelen, Máret Ánne Sara, Cecilia Vicuña, Uýra, Olinda Reshinjabe Silvano, Ronin Koshi, Wilma Maynas, Morzaniel Iramari, Leandro Lima & Gisela Motta, Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe, Outi Pieski, Biret Haarla Pieski, and Gáddjá Haarla Pieski.
Both the Arctic and Amazon regions are environmentally sensitive areas that have become hot spots in the debates circling around climate change and have long been contact zones between Indigenous Peoples and outsiders—zones of meeting and clashing, of contradictions and entanglement. Opening with an epistolary exchange between the editors, this publication also includes essays by twelve Indigenous artists, curators, and knowledge-keepers about the integration of spirituality, ancestral respect, traditional knowledges, and political critique in artistic practice, and more than 100 image reproductions and installation images from the exhibition. The result is an extraordinary conversation about life, artistic practice, and geopolitical realities faced by Indigenous Peoples in regions at risk.
Editors: Gerald McMaster and Nina Vincent
Contributing writers: Gerald McMaster, Nina Vincent, Ailton Krenak, Daiara Tukano, Jaider Esbell, João Paulo Lima Barreto, Memo Andy Guiquita, Rember Yahuarcani, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Taqralik Partridge, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Pitseolak Pfeifer, Heather Igloliorte, and Harald Gaski.
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
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