#Repost @settlement_uk• • • • • •Central Park PlymouthSettlement Featured Artist: Jeremy Dennis is a contemporary fine art photographer and a tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton, NY. In his work, he explores indigenous identity, culture, and assimilation. Dennis holds an MFA from Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, and a BA in Studio Art from Stony Brook University, NY. In his work, he explores indigenous identity, cultural assimilation, and the ancestral traditional practices of his community, the Shinnecock Indian Nation. Dennis' work is a means of examining his identity and the identity of his community, specifically the unique experience of living on a sovereign Indian reservation and the problems they face. He currently lives and works in Southampton, New York on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. ️️️ For Settlement, Dennis will work on an installation based on his ancestry and connection to Plymouth history in New England. Dennis will be engaging for Settlement week one, July 6-12, following a day long engagement in Central Park hosted by the Wampanoag Nation to open Settlement on July 5th. Follow the work of Jeremy Dennis @jeremynative ️️️ Settlement is a Native American-led performative encampment in which over 27 acclaimed Indigenous artists from across North America will activate Pounds House and surrounding grounds in Plymouth’s Central Park, UK from July 6 – August 2, 2020. With practices ranging from performance, social engagement, installation, film, poetry, new media, dance and immersive theater, the wide range of contemporary Indigenous artists that will share their work for Settlement is unprecedented. The Settlement project goes beyond conversations of Decolonisation and historical trauma by presenting vibrant and evolving contemporary art & culture while actively practicing Indigenization.” #settlementUK #settlement2020 #indigenous #art #contemporaryart #internationalart #jeremydennis #decolonize #indigenousart #indiginize Settlement logo artwork credit: @heterogeneoushomosexual
Reposted from @settlement_uk A settlement is an official agreement intended to resolve a dispute or conflict. It is also a previously “uninhabited” place where people establish a community. These two terms come together to inform a project that questions the appropriateness of both. Situated within Mayflower 400, a massive cultural festival remembering the historic voyage of the Mayflower, ‘Settlement’ reasserts the presence and perspectives of contemporary people Indigenous to various tribal nations throughout North America and into the Pacific. ‘Settlement’ is designed as a creative response and reclaiming of public space to consider the impacts of colonisation on a diverse number of tribal nations who continue to thrive despite its long term effects. ‘Settlement’  creates space and time to address questions and traumas through contemporary artworks and engagement while also presenting a radical and complex living example of Indigenous resilience and intersection. The Settlement project goes beyond conversations of Decolonisation and historical trauma by presenting vibrant and evolving contemporary art & culture while actively practicing Indigenization. Artist Cannupa Hanska Luger has invited artists from various North American tribal nations and into the Pacific region to join in Settlement. Each invited artist is developing work that explores colonialism and its effects on Indigenous people beyond first contact, working with Luger and other Settlement artists over the course of a year to develop and produce their ideas. Engaging for one-week intervals throughout the project’s month-long run, the artists will overlap with Luger and several others so as to live and work together on-site in a large-scale installation of public art at Pounds House, Central Park, Plymouth, UK. #settlementuk #settlement2020 Artwork credit: @jeremynative – #regrann
Honored to have been asked to be part of Native Perspectives at the @metmuseum in #newyorkIn conjunction with Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection, contemporary Native artists and historians have been invited to respond to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Euro-American works in the American Wing's collection. Offering a multiplicity of voices and perspectives, the contributors present alternative narratives and broaden our understanding of American art and history.For my perspective, I was asked to create a caption for William Merritt Chase (American, 1849–1916). At the Seaside, ca. 1892. Oil on canvas, 20 x 34 in. (50.8 x 86.4 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967 (67.187.123). On view in gallery 769.My caption in the Met :This work depicts a leisurely beach scene painted one year after Chase opened a school of art near the Shinnecock Indian Reservation on Long Island's East End. This land is situated on the Shinnecock people's ancestral territory—of which more than 4,422 acres was stolen through an illegal transaction in 1859. The school and Chase's stay on Long Island was devised by Mrs. Janet S. Hoyt, a wealthy patron of the arts and an artist who lived in the Shinnecock Hills. Hoyt proposed a summer employment opportunity for Chase with the end goal of developing a real-estate venture and transforming the area into a summer-resort destination. Despite the increased eagerness to settle in the Shinnecock Hills, the Shinnecock Indian Nation has remained vigilant in asserting their rightful title to their ancestral land. —Jeremy Dennis (Shinnecock)
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