Aboriginal Air Jordans

September 21, 2008 § 4 Comments

Brian Jungen, Prototype for New Understanding #8 (1999). Nike Air Jordans, hair. Collection of Colin Griffiths. Photo Trevor Mills/ Courtesy Vancouver Art Gallery.
Brian Jungen, Prototypes for New Understanding (1998-2005), partial installation view.  Photo Trevor Mills/Vancouver Art Gallery.
Brian Jungen, Prototypes for New Understanding (1998-2005), partial installation view. Photo Trevor Mills

Canadian artist Brian Jungen works with consumer products and re-contextualize them bringing new and interesting meanings. Prototypes for New Understanding (1998-2005) is Jungen’s series of West Coast Aboriginal masks made entirely from re-stitched Nike Air Jordans. Check also his whale skeleton made of plastic chairs.

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