The Seriousness of Play: The Art of Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
The Seriousness of Play explores the multiple forms, materiality and meaning of Haida Manga, through the art of Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. It playfully mutates through repurposed automobile parts, large-scale public art projects, mixed media sculptures and two-dimensional painted and graphic forms. Haida Manga combines traditional Native Northwest Coast designs and form-lines with manga (or manhwa) to create a distinctive artform for re-telling oral histories and addressing contemporary issues surrounding land, cultural memory, ecological destruction and the politics of belonging, ownership and identity.
Yahgulanaas has been exhibited internationally and his books and graphic novels including RED, Flight of the Hummingbird, A Tale of Two Shamans, Carpe Fin and Hachidori have been published in the United States, Canada, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Abu Dhabi, Serbia and Spain.
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Black Dog Press (May 17, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.5 x 12 inches