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May 24, 2017

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Honoring the Treaties by Iván Sikic

Honoring the Treaties is a durational performance in which artist Iván Sikic (Lima, 1983) invites fellow artist Paul Cannon to join him in a four-hour walk along the twelve-mile Wickquasgeck trail (now converted at parts into Broadway), the original North-South trading route of the Lenape Indians, the original inhabitants of Manhattan. Cannon is a singer song writer and a member of the Kumeyaay Ipai tribe of Southern California. Throughout the performance, Cannon walks backwards while Sikic applies golden foil over his partially uncovered body, all in solemn silence. Cannon wears traditional costume gifted to him by elders of his tribe. Continue Reading

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