AK: Anchorage

"Weapons," 2012, steel, by Da-ka-xeen Mehner, image courtesy of the artist. This exhibit, “Weapons of Mass Defense" includes a series of sculptures and installations featuring Tlingit fighting knives, commonly known as double-headed daggers. These were weapons used only in warfare, but in Mehner's artwork, the knives are defensive weapons protecting his culture.

“Weapons,” 2012, steel, by Da-ka-xeen Mehner, image courtesy of the artist. This exhibit, “Weapons of Mass Defense” includes a series of sculptures and installations featuring Tlingit fighting knives, commonly known as double-headed daggers. These were weapons used only in warfare, but in Mehner’s artwork, the knives are defensive weapons protecting his culture.

WHERE: Anchorage Museum.

WHEN: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.

TITLE: The Things We Make tackles major issues surrounding Alaska Native art

BRIEF ABOUT: This exhibit brings together more than 20 prominent Alaska Native artists and scholars to tackle issues such as art activism, indigenous curating and oral history via modern media. NOTE: These pre-conference events at the Anchorage Museum are in relationship to the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Alaska Native Studies Conference April 5-6, 2013. The conference brings together experts from across the Circumpolar North and features more than 30 panels, workshops and presentations that focus on culturally responsive education, languages, identity, land claims and the arts. More about the conference at: www.uaa.alaska.edu/native  or call Maria Williams at 907.786.6135.




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