Critical Writing Index

From a Whisper to a Scream: Dana Claxton teaches art and a revised version of North American History

by Lynne Bell

Canadian Art, Winter 2011, v. 27, no. 4, pp. 104-107

The following article writes about the career and work of multimedia artist Dana Claxton. Claxton being of Hunkpap Lakota descent focuses much of her work around how Indigenous people are represented, and the history of colonialism within cities. After realizing the lack of communication between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities Claxton began to form her practice around developing an Aboriginal voice in such areas as exhibition, education, curation, community based work and arts administration. So whether in the classroom or in the gallery, Claxon's work stands as both a critique and a reinvention of North American history.

ITEM 2011.002 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

I Want to Know WhyDana Claxton

Buffalo Bone ChinaDana Claxton

Sitting Bull and the Moose Jaw SiouxDana Claxton

Landscape #1Dana Claxton

Mark on SurfaceDana Claxton

on the Red RoadDana Claxton

The Mustang SuiteDana Claxton

Paint UpDana Claxton

Momma Has a Pony Girl...(Named History and Sets Her FreeDana Claxton