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The Journey Home: An Examination of Hybridity and Place in the work of Brian Jungen

Kelly, Beverly Joan (2012) The Journey Home: An Examination of Hybridity and Place in the work of Brian Jungen. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Kelly, Beverly Joan
Abstract:

In the summer of 2011, an exhibition of new works by Canadian Aboriginal artist Brian Jungen, Tomorrow, Repeated, was featured in the Henry Moore Sculpture Centre at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The fender and hide sculptures displayed here employ a hybrid strategy that eludes the iconic markers of Aboriginal identity that have been associated with his work in the past. By analyzing the relationship between hybridity and place in Jungen’s works produced between 1998 and 2011, I consider how the sculptures displayed in Tomorrow, Repeated revisit the political vision engaged by Prototypes for New Understanding, the social and historical issues explored in his early site-­‐specific practice, and the Indigenous epistemologies asserted in his later work. I argue that Jungen’s new works are expressions of the cultural hybridity and reterritorialization of his reserve.

Date: April 2012
Uncontrolled Keywords: Canadian Aboriginal artist, Brian Jungen,Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Aboriginal identity, hybridity, political vision, site-­specific practice, Indigenous epistemologies, reterritorialization
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2014 20:52
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 15:40
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/175

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