What is the relationship between landscape and identity? Whose identities might be depicted in this artwork?
In this panoramic landscape, tourists speed by a large casino, a 7-11, and a McDonald’s – all constructed in Santa Fe’s characteristic adobe architectural style. Although originally from Minnesota, Chippewa artist David Bradley’s work foreground’s the tourist industry’s commercialization of Santa Fe and places attention on how non-Native culture affects the city’s Native people and landscape. The result is a painting that balances stereotype with lived experience to create a biting critique.
How does globalization impact Indigenous people and Native landscapes? What do you know about the Indigenous groups that lived in your area?
When does cultural admiration becomes cultural appropriation? Can you see examples of either in this painting?
Exhibition sponsored by Kenneth C. Griffin
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