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Ceremonial - Contemporary Native Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale 1999

Ceremonial was an exhibition of contemporary Native American art held in 1999 as an official collateral exhibition of the 48th Venice Biennale. It included works by Richard Glazer Danay, Harry Fonseca, Bob Haozous, Frank LaPena, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Kay WalkingStick, and Richard Ray Whitman. It also included a poetry reading by Simon Ortiz. The exhibition was organized by the Native American Arts Alliance, curated by Nancy Marie Mithlo, Patsy Phillips, artistic director. Elisabetta Frasca and Studio dal Ponte, Italian collaborators. Video by Gabriel Lopez Shaw. Including original music by Matthew Andrae. (www.matthewandrae.com)