Site-specificity and dislocation: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and his Haida Manga Meddling

  title={Site-specificity and dislocation: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and his Haida Manga Meddling},
  author={Nicola Levell},
  journal={Journal of Material Culture},
  pages={116 - 93}
  • N. Levell
  • Published 1 June 2013
  • Art
  • Journal of Material Culture
Tracing the critical biography of Pedal to the Meddle (2007) – a Haida Manga intervention, originated by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas – this article explores the biography of indigenized artworks that are generated as a site-specific form of institutional critique but later dislocated, mobilized and rearticulated in other disciplinary spaces. In its original context, Pedal to the Meddle was conceptualized and created to critique museum practices, the politics of ownership and First Nations… 

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