In the talk "Unvanished Native," Bently Spang presents recent works that are central to his commitment as an artist to reclaiming his Indigenous identity and re-expressing a Native-sourced definition of his experience. Spang uses the historical artmaking methodologies, and sometimes re-imagined art forms of his people, to explore issues of cultural continuity and debunk the "mythology of the vanished" created for his and many other Native communities.
Bently Spang is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, curator, and educator. An enrolled member of the Tsitsistas/Suhtai Nation (a.k.a. Northern Cheyenne) in Montana, he works in a variety of media including video, mixed media sculpture, performance, photography, and installation. His work confronts and confounds the persistent, romantic, and inaccurate role crafted for Native peoples in the false narrative of "The West." His work has been exhibited and collected widely in North America, South America, and Europe. Learn more about the artist at www.bentlyspang.com
This talk is part of a series about Indigenous Arts and Culture. Join us at all four:
9/21: Bently Spang | 10/9: Judy Watson (Virtual) | 10/19: Nicky Michael & Camilla Townsend | 11/16: Alan Michelson
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