Shop > Monographs


Dana Claxton: Fringing the Cube

Dana Claxton
Grant Arnold
Vancouver Art Gallery and Figure 1 Publishing
23 × 27.5 cm
160 pp
Indigenous Art & Artists, Canadian, Performance Art

Known for her expansive multidisciplinary approach to art making Vancouver-based Dana Claxton, who is Hunkpapa Lakota (Sioux), has investigated notions of Indigenous identity, beauty, gender and the body, as well as broader social and political issues through a practice which encompasses photography, film, video and performance.

Rooted in contemporary art strategies, her practice critiques the representations of Indigenous people that circulate in art, literature and popular culture in general. In doing so, Claxton regularly combines Lakota traditions with “Western” influences, using a powerful and emotive “mix, meld and mash” approach to address the oppressive legacies of colonialism and to articulate Indigenous world views, histories and spirituality.

This timely catalogue is the first monograph to examine the full breadth and scope of Claxton’s practice. It is extensively illustrated and includes essays by Claxton’s colleague Jaleh Mansoor, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory at the University of British Columbia; Monika Kin Gagnon, Professor in the Communications Department at Concordia University, who has followed Claxton’s work for 25 years; Olivia Michiko Gagnon, a New York–based scholar and doctoral student in Performance Studies; and Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

  1. Dana Claxton

Related Items

  1. Transference, Tradition, Technology
  2. Fiona Duncan: Exquisite Mariposa
  3. Robin Nishio: Wailed
  4. Phil Woollam: Crossways
  5. Michael DeForge: Lose #7
  6. Kim Gordon: Girl in a Band
  7. Walter Scott: Wendy, Master of Art
  8. Mary Kavanagh - Daughters of Uranium
  9. Edith Heath: Philosophies
  10. Sara Cwynar: Glass Life
  11. Kevin Schmidt
  12. Who Is Michael Jang?
  13. October Files: Carrie Mae Weems
  14. General Idea and Philip Monk: Glamour Is Theft: A User’s Guide to General Idea 1969-1978
  15. Douglas Coupland: Extraordinary Canadians: Marshall Mcluhan
  16. Piotr Uklański: Ottomania
  17. Jean Arnaud, Hubert Damisch, Thierry de Duve, Andrée Hayum, Annette Michelson, Michael Snow, Amy Taubin, Malcolm Turvey, and Kenneth White: October Files: Michael Snow
  18. Glenn Alteen, Florene Belmore, Florene Belmore, Rebecca Belmore, Jen Budney, Curtis Collins, Richard William Hill, Jessica Jacobson-Konefall, Wanda Nanibush, Dan Pon, and Kathleen Ritter: Wordless
  19. Copy This Book: An Artist’s Guide to Copyright
  20. Jeff Wall: Transparencies
  21. jadda tsui: forest, spring flower
  22. Paul Wong: Occupying Chinatown
  23. Dieter Roelstraete and Zin Taylor: Zin Taylor: Lavender Glass
  24. Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens: The Power Given to Abstractions that Make Us Stupid
  25. AA Bronson’s House of Shame
  26. Maurizio Nannucci: To Cut A Long Story Short.
  27. Maria Lind, Lawen Mohtadi, and Katarina Taikon: The Day I Am Free/Katitzi
  28. Emelie Chhangur, Ryan Doherty, Derek Liddington , and Fabien Maltais-Bayda: Derek Liddington
  29. Kristian Handberg: Conquering the Present in the Long Sixties
  30. Althea Thauberger: The State of the Situation
  31. Ruth Buchanan: Where does my body belong?
  32. Charmaine A. Nelson: Slavery, Geography and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Marine Landscapes of Montreal and Jamaica
  33. Rob Van Leijsen: Copy, Tweak, Paste: Methods of Appropriation in Re-enacted Artists’ Books
  34. Henriette Gunkel and Ayesha Hameed: Visual Cultures as Time Travel
  35. Kaari Upson: 2000 Words
  36. Pope.L: My Kingdom for a Title
  37. John Akomfrah and Johanne Løgstrup: Co-existence of Times – A Conversation with John Akomfrah
  38. Mieke Bal: Exhibition-ism: Temporal Togetherness
  39. The Long Now: Public Studio