When Consumerism and Art Collide

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Artist Brian Jungen, and the Art Gallery of Ontario's Kitty Scott join Nam Kiwanuka to talk about the "Brian Jungen Friendship Centre." The exhibition explores the intersection of consumerism and Indigenous culture. Using materials including Nike Air Jordans, baseball gloves, and plastic patio chairs, Brian Jungen creates sculptures that call to mind iconic Indigenous masks, totem poles, and other traditional imagery in startlingly original ways.
Episode:
The Agenda in the Summer: Art and Consumerism
Aired:
Jul 02, 2019