By Demian DinéYazhi´
Galéé Sin Companion

Galéé Sin Companion is a publication that accompanies Demian DinéYazhi´’s (Diné) solo exhibition at the Henry addressing the entangled relationships between the land, Native cultures and bodies, and settler colonialism. This companion publication includes a printed book with poetry and photography by the artist, and an audio cassette that features DinéYazhi´ delivering a poem to their ancestral homeland on Diné Bikéyah (Navajo Nation), as well as excerpts from an interview with the artist. The exhibition and the publication were produced on the occasion of DinéYazhi´ receiving the 2017 Brink Award, a prize awarded to an emerging artist, thirty-five years of age or under, working in the Cascadia region of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.

DinéYazhi´(born 1983) is a transdisciplinary artist born to the clans Naasht'ézhí Tábąąhá (Zuni Clan Water’s Edge) and Tódích'íí'nii (Bitter Water) of the Diné. Working across artistic formats, inclusive of image and text, DinéYazhi´ gives voice to a contemporary Indigently that challenges Western archetypes of authenticity and reclaims sovereignty from the white heteronormative patriarchy. They received a BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2014, and continue to live in Portland, Oregon.

 

Publisher: Henry Art Gallery

ISBN: 9780935558586

4.75 x 6.75 inches

Book: Soft cover, 78 pages

Audio Cassette: 6:00 minutes per side

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