Item description for Brian Jungen by Clint Burnham, Jessica Morgan, Edgar Schmitz, Homi Bhabha & Brian Jungen...
Brian Jungen is perhaps best known for his Prototypes for New Understanding (1998-2005), a series of reproduction Northwest Coast Aboriginal masks made from disassembled athletic shoes. That ingenious mash-up of two seemingly disparate hot commodities--globally branded footwear and revered First Nations artwork--reflects the artist's own hybrid cultural identity, as both a member of the Doig River band, a tribe in British Columbia's Dunne-za Nation, and a fixture of Vancouver's thriving art scene, a position recently cemented by a show at the Tate Modern in London. Other meldings of consumer goods and common materials through which Jungen has explored the exchange of goods, ideas and cultures include a basketball court made of sewing tables and a whale skeleton built from plastic lawn chairs. All represent the Postmodern, postcolonial world with aplomb and a sense of humor. Includes an interview with the important postcolonial theorist Homi Bhaba.
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Studio: Witte De With
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.7" Width: 4.8" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
Publisher Witte De With
ISBN 9073362695 ISBN13 9789073362697
Availability 0 units.
More About Clint Burnham, Jessica Morgan, Edgar Schmitz, Homi Bhabha & Brian Jungen
Clint Burnham is a Vancouver writer and critic. His books include Rental Van (poetry, 2007), Smoke Show (novel, 2005; nominated for the BC Book Prize that year), Buddyland (poetry, 2000), Airborne Photo (short stories, 1999), and Be Labour Reading (poetry, 1997). He also writes frequently on contemporary art, in such venues as artforum.com, Flash Art, Camera Austria, The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun, C Magazine, fillip, Pyramid Power, etc. He teaches English at Simon Fraser University.
Clint Burnham was born in 1962 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Simon Fraser University.