Last year, the NONAM received substantial funding from the Lottery Fund of the Canton of Zurich, in order to expand the collection in a forward-looking way. Contemporary artists of Canada and the United States express the implications of being an indigenous person today – coping with stereotypes and the remnants of a colonial past, and fighting for a self-determined identity, to name just a few things. The works shown in «Native Art Now» tell stories of devotion and death, of arctic secrets, of the power of humor, of historical superheroes, of the legendary Navajo code-talkers and much more. Contemporary indigenous art brings honored traditions into the present and helps them on into a self-determined future.
Included artists: Frank Shebageget, Nicholas Galanin, Shan Goshorn, Jeff Kahm, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Gina Adams, Michael Belmore, Maria Hupfield, Jason Garcia, David Bradley, Diego Romero, Will Wilson, Ross Chaney and Chris Pappan.