Art Department Faculty Colloquium
Christopher Heuer, Acting Director, Research and Academic Program, Clark Art Institute presents “The Savage Episteme.”
In 1566 two Inuit captured in Greenland, clad in sealskin and tattoos, were
put on public display in the Netherlands. An illustrated broadsheet was
published in Augsburg to advertise the unfortunate abductees, tying their
mysterious appearance to Calvinist iconoclasm then raging in North Europe.
More than ethnographic “information,” the 1566 sheet proffered both an
alternative sphere of New World “indigenous” life, and a new way of
picturing Reformation otherness.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:15pm