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Power and Politics is a gallery tour that presents six different cultural perspectives on a single theme: the concept of power as a site of socio-political struggle. Across section of exhibits from six different DIA gallery's (A) explore the means by which the practice of art has been used to persuade, seduce, indoctrinate, rouse, incite, or even silence listeners has been used to advance agendas of power and protest. Associated Galleries:
Exhibit: ART OF CENTRAL AMERICAN CHIEFDOMS
Description: Leaders of chiefdoms of ancient Costa Rica commissioned and circulated precious objects with images such as eagles, jaguars, frogs, and other creatures to associate themselves with the power of those animals.
Exhibit: ARTS OF LEADERSHIP AND STATUS
Description: The display of important objects made of precious materials-such as gold, copper, and beads-projects the unique lineages of their users and invests the objects with spiritual energies critical to African leadership.
Gallery: NATIVE AMERICANS
Exhibit: ASSERTING SURVIVAL: REMOVAL AND RESERVATIONS
Description: After the First Peoples of Eastern North America were forced from their homes to reservations west of the Mississippi, they wore formal clothing with bold and exaggerated decorations to assert the endurance of traditional Native identities.
Exhibit: THE BUILDING OF STATUS
Description: During the Colonial period, artists furnished an emerging upper class with images and objects that defined and reinforced their status.
Exhibit: BUILDING EMPIRES
Description: Art was used as propaganda to support ancient imperialism, and the Graeco-Roman artistic tradition blended with local traditions to create new styles in far-off areas where these empires were established.
Gallery: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY
Exhibit: THE TIMES: NOT HISTORY
Description: Rather than use art to record history, Contemporary artists raise issues and questions in their work and create dialogue with the viewer in order to convey the larger issues driving the events of a complex world.
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