The Land Carries Our Ancestors: Contemporary Art by Native Americans
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, heather ahtone, Joy Harjo, and Shana Bushyhead Condill
The Land Carries Our Ancestors: Contemporary Art by Native Americans brings together works by many of today’s most boldly innovative Native artists. These fifty richly illustrated works across a diversity of practices, including weaving, beadwork, sculpture, painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, performance, and video, share the common theme of the land.
A poem by Joy Harjo (Muscogee [Creek] Nation), the twenty-third US poet laureate, opens this groundbreaking book. Essays by exhibition curator and acclaimed artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation), heather ahtone (Choctaw/Chickasaw Nation), and Shana Bushyhead Condill (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) lend insights into these works by Native American artists.
Featuring both well-known and emerging artists, The Land Carries Our Ancestors shares new perspectives while offering a timely celebration of contemporary Indigenous art in the United States.
176 pages | 150 illustrations | 9.75 × 9.75 inches