Barbara Broughel: Storytelling Chairs

1991, MIT List Visual Arts Center
Book cover for Barbara Broughel: Storytelling Chairs featuring half red and half grey background with a black rectangle in the center with Euro-indian drawings resembling hieroglyphics.
1991, MIT List Visual Arts Center
ISBN: 0-938437-37-2 paper, accordion brochure contains full-color reproductions of the chairs and 4 b/w illus.
Broughel's assemblages, made with a bi-cultural collage of elements, speak of the conquest of the Iroquois and embody the Euro-Indian cultural pastiche that it produced. Eight chairs encourage viewers to ponder the thin line between borrowing and plundering and to acknowledge the morality of indebtedness. Essay by Edward Ball.