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dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Don
dc.identifier.citationAlexander, D. (1986). Prison of images: Seizing the means of representation. Fuse, [IX(5)], 45-46.en
dc.identifier.otherDOI: 10.25316/IR-30en
dc.description.abstractThe position occupied by Native people in white culture is similar to that of women in patriarchy. From cigar store Indian, to cowboy and Indian movies, to the "noble savage," Native people live in a prison of images not of their own making. This carries over into the world of art where Indian artists face the pressures of turning out hack work for tourists on the one side, and paintings and sculpture (as with the Inuit) which are sufficiently 'primitive' for the art critics, on the other. But there is a growing movement to take back the means of self-representation. One example of this is the new Native arts journal, Akwekon, produced by the people at the Mohawk Reserve in upstate New York. The editors of Akwekon and many of the artists they've spoken with are concerned with two major issues - how to get out of the ghetto of 'Indian' art, be it tourist or primitive, and how to embrace new methods and materials while preserving the Native message and carrying it to a wider audience.en
dc.format.extent2 pg.en
dc.publisherArtons Cultural Affairs Society and Publishing Inc.en
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rightsThis article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International License.en
dc.subject.lcshStereotypes (Social psychology) in arten
dc.subject.lcshCanadian periodicalsen
dc.subject.lcshIndigenous art--Canadaen
dc.subject.otherAkwekon (Journal)en
dc.subject.otherIndigenous periodicalsen
dc.titlePrison of images: Seizing the means of representationen
dc.description.noteThe following article originally appeared as: Alexander, D. (1986). Prison of images: Seizing the means of representation. Fuse, [IX(5)], 45-46. Fuse was a Canadian arts and culture magazine published by Artons Cultural Affairs Society and Publishing Inc. from 1979-2013.en

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