Objects of Exchange: Social and Material Transformation on the Late Nineteenth-Century Northwest Coast
Edited by Aaron Glass
Published by the Bard Graduate Center, 2011
Distributed by Yale University Press
The fully illustrated catalogue includes a historical and cultural overview by Aaron Glass, research by BGC graduate students, and additional essays by specialists in the field. Margaret Blackman provides an intimate family portrait of the renowned Haida artist Charles Edenshaw; Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse discusses the use of silver in economic and ceremonial contexts among the Haida and Kwakwaka’wakw; Megan Smetzer reveals how Tlingit women adapted beadwork to crest display as well as the tourist trade; Mique'l Askren offers a personal statement on twenty-first century Tsimshian epistemologies; Judith Ostrowitz presents the deeply intercultural vision of contemporary Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas; Glass and Kimon Keramidas comment on the use of digital media in exhibition practice; and Nina Stritzler-Levine introduces the experimental BGC Focus Gallery.