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Brian Jungen: Strange Comfort

Publisher
National Museum of the American Indian
Date created
2003-01-01 00:00:00
Object type
Lesson Plan
Description
Online exhibit featuring the work of contemporary Native artist Brian Jungen, who transforms mass-produced goods into sculptures that are simultaneously fake and authentic, playful and political, common and extraordinary. Using golf bags to make a totem or plastic chairs to create a whale skeleton, he infuses the objects with meaning, riffing on Indian imagery, pop culture, and consumerism.
Use Rights Links
http://www.si.edu/termsofuse/
Educational Use
Reading, Visual/Spatial
Learning Resource Type
On-Line
Educational Role
student, teacher
Time required
15 min
Interactivity Type
Expositive
Accessibility Feature
structuralNavigation, tableOfContents
Accessibility Hazard
noFlashingHazard, noMotionSimulationHazard, noSoundHazard
Accessibility Control
fullMouseControl
Data source
SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
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