Culture “is a learned meaning system that consists of patterns of traditions, beliefs, values, norms, meanings, and symbols that are passed on from one generation to the next and are shared to varying degrees by interacting members of a community"...cultural identity is shaped by numerous sources, such as language, ethnicity or nationality, religion, sexuality, race, sex and gender, and social status...everyone comes to identify him-/herself as belonging to a particular cultural group. A better understanding of what cultural identity entails can assist toward an increased awareness of oneself and one's place in society.
Duty, David. "Cultural Identity." The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction, edited by Karen Tracy, Wiley, 1st edition, 2015. Credo Reference, http://ezproxy1.nic.edu:2048/login?url=https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/wileylasi/cultural_identity/0?institutionId=4623. Accessed 06 Sep. 2019.
Cultures, Subcultures, and Countercultures (10 min)
Art21: Mark Bradford
Mark Bradford: Interview with Clyfford Styll Museum (8 min.)
"Mark Bradford was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1961. He received a BFA (1995) and MFA (1997) from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. Bradford transforms materials scavenged from the street into wall-size collages and installations that respond to the impromptu networks—underground economies, migrant communities, or popular appropriation of abandoned public space—that emerge within a city."
art21.org | etsy.com/markbradford
Paula Zuccotti | Using everyday objects as storytellers (35 min.)
"Paula Zuccotti is a leading expert in global consumption and a respected authority in consumer behavior and product interaction – past, present and future. As photographer and filmmaker, Paula has also pioneered the ‘real people, real stories’ content approach. Camera in hand, Paula has evolved her ethnographic-documentary work into commercial campaigns such as the Nokia Connecting Series and directing the SKODA Octavia ‘Loved, not owned’ digital and print campaign."
Summary of above work can be found on YouTube below the film.
Nicholas Galanin: Nordamerika Native Museum Workspace
Nicholas Galanin Interview w/Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
"Galanin embeds incisive observation and reflection into his work; investigating and expanding intersections of culture and concept in form, image and sound. He engages past, present and future; through two and three dimensional works and time-based media; exposing intentionally obscured collective memory and barriers to acquisition of knowledge."
Lorna Simpson TedxMet Talk (8 min.)
"With unidentified figures as a visual point of departure, Simpson uses the figure to examine the ways in which gender and culture shape the interactions, relationships and experiences of our lives in contemporary America. Throughout her body of work, Simpson questions memory and representation, whether in her moving juxtaposition of text and image, in her haunting video projection Cloudscape and its echo in the felt work Cloud, or in her large-scale video installation Momentum which recreates a childhood dance performance."
Dismaland: inside Banksy’s Dystopian Playground (6 min.)
Exit Through the Gift Shop | DVD ND 2590 .E953 2010
$aving Banksy | DVD ND 497 .B254 S28 2017
"Banksy, anonymous British graffiti artist, is known for his anti-authoritarian art, often done in public places. With wry wit and stealth, Banksy merges graffiti art with installation and performance. In the 2003 exhibition Turf War, he painted on the bodies of live pigs. At his Crude Oils exhibition in London in 2005, which featured altered replicas of the works of Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Edward Hopper, he released 200 live rats in the gallery. In 2005 Banksy, fully disguised, installed his own works on the walls of major museums in New York City and London, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Tate Britain."
Encyclopedia Britannica Online | banksy.co.uk
"Ruth Asawa, American artist, known for her abstract wire sculptures, many of which were displayed suspended as mobiles. Asawa frequently cited her memories of growing up on a farm in California as an inspiration for her work. She was born to Japanese immigrant parents, and during World War II she and her family were sent (1942) to internment camps, first at the Santa Anita Park racetrack and later to Rohwer Relocation Center in Arkansas."
Encyclopedia Britannica Online | ruthasawa.com