First American Art Magazine No. 19, Summer 2018 - Page 15

CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF FAAM F AAM NO. 19, SUMMER 2018, marks the fifth-anniversary issue for First American Art Magazine. B efore the pilot issue was published, as an “insider,” I wasn’t even sure what writing about Indigenous art of the Americas—with all the layers of romanticism, exoticism, paternalism, and Eurocentrism peeled away—would even look like. Now, after five years, we know. First American Art Magazine grew out of conversations with my fellow Native American artists. We noticed few artists attended public lectures, symposia, and conferences about Native art. We also felt the lack of informed criticism when we curated art shows. Fascinating exhibitions, discussions, and research were taking place, yet they weren’t reaching the public. One of FAAM’s goals is to help bring various enclaves within the Native art world together. It’s surprising in a compar- atively small art scene how groups [XZ[[]\HوXX\H[؝[\œ\H\]Y[H\X\]\Z][H]\][H\Z]]\[B[H\\YHX[B]]H\\]Y]H]Y[\H˜\[\[X[H8'\\'H]BY[Y\YܙY\[^X][\KB[ۘ[Kx&[H۝[X[HYHBXو[Y[Y[]Y[XY[ZX\HZ\\Y\ۈ]]H\[][]]H[Y\X[\\˂[\[XY[ZXܚ][\HH؛[Hوݙ\[H[YH[[و\\ݙ\[ݙ\YX[[KX[H\[][\\š]HZ]\]\Y[ܚ][X] ܈]HY[\\Y[H\][B\\XX[܈[\X\HX[\PSH]\܈X\XK[\ܙY\]\ۛ[H[H[B][Y[ HXۛYH\[]]XB\ܜ[\\]HX[ۋ[HY[Z[]YHX\][XZ[Z[[˜H[\و[Yܚ]H\و\[[[[\ܝ[H\˂[HHݙH[X[]˜\\]YY[\H[]\]\XB\Y\\\X[\HH˜[YHYܙHH[\] ]8&\ܝXX[]XݙH[Y\XHY\Y] \YH][ۊK8c8cc xccxc8ccccxcc8c M [][H[ۈ][\H\\\K  pL K[H][YHH]]H\\XZ[BZ[ۙۛX[ۜZ\X[[][]Y\˂]\]HX[X\Z\H[X]\YۈHݙ\قHPSH[\YHY\[Z[B\XY\ˈ[[[Y[œ[]YX\Z KU]JH[][Y[ \\]YJH[YY\قZ\Y[[ܚX[ˈ]\\^HX\œYH\[Y\X[\XY^[H\˜XYH\وHXXوH]]B\[][]KX[Hۈ\Y]ܚX[Y\H\\\]ܜ\YZ[\KBܜ[[Y\[\HY[ۙ˜[Z]Y[H]]H\[]KB]KHܝYXZ[[܈H[\وB[Y\X[[X[[H\^YX\ PSH\H\[X\[ܚYB[[\X\][XY[ZX\[ Hܚ][YYHۘ\H[X\XHHXXˈ[KHXY\YY[HH\X\[[™[\[H^H[[Z\\K\[[YH\^ X[Yۘ\[\Z[XHܚ][YBو\ۈ\HX\\K[[\[Bܚ][\˂\۝\][ۈ]\H[\]K\H[H[]Y]\[Y[\œ[\\HۛH H\[وB[][ۋ HHYYۋS]]H[Y\\[ x&[HYx&]HYܚ]\BYH]\HXܛ[%][ܚ]\H[Y[\ܛ\]YBH[Y\X\%\HZ\\X]\›ۈ[Y[\\܈H[Y\X\ˈB\X[\]HY[H^H܈\]\YHHܛH\\XB]\[[Y\\\%[[\X8%Hݙ\[Z[Z\[BܛX][ۈ[[\[][ۈX]]]H[\ˈ[ܛ[\\\\BZ\^H[H[[\X[\\[[YH\[\[[[Y[\˜[\\و][ܝ[Y\XK[PSH\YHˈ [ LH[Y\Y\\[ۜ›و]]]H[Y\X[\\BܛHHX]\H\XHX] \ X[\BܙY[[X[Z]\ ]Y[Y[ܛX[[HY\YYHۈ]\XKZ[X]H[\K[\š\YK]Y\ܚ][HX]\H\XBX]XY[[X[]\\[ۙBp]\X\KP]X\[\\ [H[\YK[\HZ[ P[[ۈ[\Y]Y[]HY[[\ۙK[ZH[[\Y][]x&\ۋX]ZHY[[B[\H۝X]YH][\X[ۜ˜[[[\\YK\X]\ZۙKۙHو\Y]ܚX[Y\ܜX\YX[ L']\H[YH[[Y[\\\ܙX]\˜[ؚX]YXۘ\Y][\[\K\[YH\\\œ\]X][H[\HۙH[ܙH^H\˜[Xو[Y]\Z[][ۋ'H ]8&\[KB]H\X]\%[Y\XHY\Y]K8'HܛXΈ[]Y]\8'H[[[[Y[HY[KXX]\ZۙK8'XY[[X]H\XNHY\[&\\[ 8'HX^H]Y] ˈ H [ LN ˂SSQT N L