September 29, 2012

MAWA First Friday Lecture: Dana Claxton

October 5, noon - 1 pm
MAWA, 611 Main Street

Locating The Indigenous Winyan Body in Art 
Presented in partnership with Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery

Claxton will present diverse portrayals of Indigenous winyan (women in Lakota) in art. These range from positions of great vulnerability to great manna (power). The intent is to see how the Indigenous winyan body has been represented, the meanings that have been ascribed to it, and to illustrate that this representation exists in many different forms.

Dana Claxton is an artist working in film, video, video installation, photography and performance. Her work investigates indigenous beauty, the socio-political and the spiritual. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia.  
Her family reserve is Woodmountain in southwest Saskatchewan.

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