This thesis explores the ways two contemporary artists engage the archive to challenge ideas calcified through visual culture. Steven Yazzie and Lorna Simpson respond to constructions of history through art making strategies and practices. Yazzie's photogravure Tsosido Sweep Dancer (2009) presents a carefully constructed image of a ceremony drawing on symbols of Indianness to provoke a critical dialogue that questions the role of the American Indian stereotype in the United States imaginary.
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- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 98-104)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Art history