Picking up the Threads: A Reflection on Sam Thomas’ Lecture on Indigenous Beadwork

Growing up in Northern Ontario, where I observed Indigenous culture largely through multicultural festivals and expositions in which Indigenous beadwork was prominently featured, I imagined myself to be aware of the cultural significance of beadwork. However, I never could have comprehended how each choice made about the forms, colours, and even the number of beads…

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The Art of Globalization

In his essay and art exhibit, ‘Altermodern’, Nicolas Bourriaud shows how contemporary art has evolved due to globalization as society has grown to resemble an archipelago wherein territories are interconnected but individual. The contemporary art of his time is altermodern art, a synthesis of modernism and post-colonialism, whose message is largely dependent on the work’s…

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