Event Rescheduled for April 12, at 7pm Pacific Time.
The second of a three part series with curators and artists, this panel features discussion with Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse, Alison Bremner, and Karen Duffek. The program will include an overview of Bremner’s work as an artist and curator followed by a larger discussion on the state of contemporary Northwest Coast art and the issues involved in ethical curation.
About the Panelists:
Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse is the Director of the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Native Art and Curator of Native Art at the Burke Museum and an Assistant Professor of Native Art in the Division of Art History at the University of Washington.
Alison Bremner is a Tlingit artist born and raised in Southeast Alaska. Bremner is believed to be the first Tlingit woman to carve and raise a totem pole. She has studied under master artists David R. Boxley and David A. Boxley in Kingston, Washington. Painting, woodcarving, regalia and digital collage are a few of the mediums the artist employs. In addition to her contemporary art practice, Bremner is committed to the revitalization of the Tlingit language and creating works for traditional and ceremonial use. Her work is included in the permanent collections of, among others, the Burke Museum, Seattle; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Château Musée Boulogne-sur-Mer, France; Frye Art Museum, Seattle; and the British Museum in London.
Karen Duffek is the Curator of Contemporary Visual Arts and Pacific Northwest at MOA. Committed to supporting the activation of Northwest Coast Indigenous collections inside and outside the museum, she focuses her research, exhibitions, and publications on the relationships between historical and contemporary art practices, museum collections, communities, and art markets.
Supported by the Simpson Center for the Humanities. Cosponsored by the Bill Holm Center, and the Canadian Studies Center at the University of Washington