salt 11: Duane Linklater
February 27–August 2, 2015
The eleventh edition of the salt series features new work by Duane Linklater. Through installation, performance, film, photography, and other media, Linklater studies the migration and exchange of ideas, language, and memory and reveals many inconsistencies in knowledge and history. He often works collaboratively and appropriates liberally, challenging modern perceptions of authorship and authenticity. Through his salt exhibition, Linklater directly engages the UMFA's permanent collection to explore physical and conceptual processes of translation and the cultural information that is lost therein.
Duane Linklater is Omaskêko Cree from Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario. Born in 1976, he holds bachelor's degrees in fine art and Native studies from the University of Alberta (2005) and a master's degree in film and video from the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College (2012). Linklater won the Sobey Art Award, Canada's preeminent prize for emerging artists, in 2013. He lives in North Bay, Ontario.
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
UMFA Friends of Contemporary Art (FoCA)
University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library
Click HERE to download salt 11: Duane Linklater exhibition essay
TOP | Duane Linklater, UMFA981.016.002, 2015. 3D-printed sculpture. Courtesy of the artist and Catriona Jeffries Gallery. BOTTOM | Kwakwaka'wakw (Pacific Northwest Coast), Raven Mask,early twentieth century, pigment on wood. The Ulfert Wilke Collection, purchased with funds from the Friends of the Art Museum. UMFA1981.016.002.
previous salt exhibition essays
salt 10: Conrad Bakker
salt 9: Jillian Mayer
salt 8: Shigeyuki Kihara
salt 7: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
salt 6: Emre Hüner
salt 5: Daniel Everett
salt 4: Xaviera Simmons
salt 3: Cyprien Gaillard
salt 2: Sophie Whettnall
salt 1: Adriana Lara
Duane Linklater, 1981.016.002, 1982.001.008, 2003.10.19, and 2003.10. All works 2015. 3-D printed sculpture. Courtesy of the artist and Catriona Jeffries Gallery.