Dana Claxton Symposium

Dana Claxton Symposium

September 30, 2017 at 9:30am

Join us on Saturday, September 30, 2017 for a free day-long symposium exploring Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota aesthetics and culture, featuring workshops, panel discussions, film screenings, and an exhibition tour of Dana Claxton: The Sioux Project - Tatanka Oyate. For more information, and to register, click here.

Register for this symposium by September 25 to receive a complimentary lunch.

About the Exhibition: Dana Claxton: The Sioux Project--Tatanka Oyate (2017) is the first art exhibition to explore contemporary Sioux aesthetics in Saskatchewan. In this new work, Hunkpapa Lakota artist Dana Claxton claims the term Sioux for Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota peoples as she dedicates herself to a careful analysis of contemporary Sioux relationships to the land. She does this by projecting interconnected stories onto four circular canvas screens. Viewers are invited into the circle to consider the many dialogues presented from hours of digital video footage and still photographs collected from a series of workshops she and Cowboy Smithx held with Sioux youth from Standing Buffalo and White Cap First Nations.