This publication spans the multiple generations and forms of media that inform Nicholas Galanin’s “vessels of knowledge, culture and technology—inherently political, generous, unflinching, and poetic.” He creates and speaks through multiple visual, audible, and tactile languages, a practice succinctly articulated through the introduction by artist Merritt Johnson, and further explored in conversation and critical analysis through an artist interview with scholar Negarra A. Kudumu.
Galanin’s practice includes numerous collaborations, including with his brother and fellow artist Jerrod Galanin under the moniker Leonard Getinthecar, through his participation in two artist collectives, Black Constellation, and Winter Count, and with fellow band members Otis Calvin III and Zak Dylan Wass of Indian Agent.
Through two- and three-dimensional works and time-based media, Galanin encourages reflection on cultural amnesia that actively obscures collective memory and acquisition of knowledge. Galanin’s work has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, including at the Sydney Biennale, 2020, Australia; the Whitney Biennial, 2019, New York; and through a solo exhibition in Minneapolis in 2019. He was named a 2020 Artist Fellow of the Open Society Foundation.
This is a revised edition of his first monograph.