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Metchewais – A kind of prayer

Metchewais Kimowan
Metchewais – A kind of prayer

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Editeur Aperture
Date de parution 2022
Langue anglais
Type de reliure rigide
Pages 224
ISBN : 9781597115322
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A Kind of Prayer presents the first-ever survey dedicated to the late Cree artist Kimowan Metchewais and his singular body of work on Indigenous identity, community, and colonial memory.

After his untimely death at age forty-eight in 2011, Metchewais left behind a wholly original and expansive body of photographic and mixed-media work. At the center of his practice is an extensive Polaroid archive, which addresses a range of themes-including the artist’s body, performative self-portraiture, language, landscapes, and everyday subjects-and served as the source material for works in other media, such as painting and collage. Metchewais’s exquisitely layered works offer a poetic meditation on his connection to home and land, while challenging conventional narratives and representations of Indigeneity.

Metchewais was a contemporary artist of stunning originality, and until now, his work has been woefully understudied and underexposed. A Kind of Prayer is a comprehensive overview that showcases this essential artist’s astonishing vision.