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|description_of_incident=Protestors began gathering outside the museum on May 26th, 2017 and remained all weekend. Much of the native community was extremely offended and upset by the artwork and were very vocal about it. One protestor said that "it truly saddens me that in 2017, we still live in a world where the intergenerational trauma of a people can be put on display for the world to see without any consequences." Many offended viewers of the art commented that the "legacy of the white, male monopoly over the historiography of the Dakota War lives on."
 
|description_of_incident=Protestors began gathering outside the museum on May 26th, 2017 and remained all weekend. Much of the native community was extremely offended and upset by the artwork and were very vocal about it. One protestor said that "it truly saddens me that in 2017, we still live in a world where the intergenerational trauma of a people can be put on display for the world to see without any consequences." Many offended viewers of the art commented that the "legacy of the white, male monopoly over the historiography of the Dakota War lives on."
|description_of_result=After much outcry and dissent from the public and the Dakota Elders, the artist apologized for how the work was received by the natives of Minnesota. Given the pain which the sculpture caused the community, the Walker and Durant agreed to remove the work. The art center allowed the piece to be dismantled and the Dakota Nation will meet and decide what to do with the materials of the sculpture.
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|description_of_result=After the Walker and Durant met with the Dakota Elders, the artist apologized and signed over the copyright of Scaffold to the Dakota Nation. The Walker agreed to allow the work to be dismantled. Members of the Dakota Nation met and voted to bury the materials.
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June 26, 2017
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Dakota elders meet to discuss sculpture’s fate
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http://www.therepublic.com/2017/06/26/mn-gallows-sculpture-protests-2/
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June 25, 2017
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Dakota elders meet to ponder fate of 'Scaffold' materials
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It was dismantled and removed from Sculpture Garden.
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By Alicia Eler Star Tribune
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http://www.startribune.com/dakota-elders-meet-to-ponder-fate-of-scaffold-materials/430753943/
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JUNE 23, 2017
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NCAC Responds to the Walker Art Center’s Statement Affirming Decision to Dismantle Controversial Sculpture
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BY NCAC
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http://ncac.org/blog/ncac-responds-to-the-walker-art-centers-statement-affirming-decision-to-dismantle-controversial-sculpture
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June 20, 2017
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Walker Statement in Response to NCAC Statement
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https://walkerart.org/magazine/walker-art-center-response-national-coalition-against-censorship-scaffold

Revision as of 10:22, 2 August 2018


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Artist: Sam Durant

Year: 2017

Date of Action: June 2017

Region: North America

Location: Walker Art Center

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Sculpture

Confronting Bodies: Dakota Elders, Walker Art Center

Description of Artwork: {{{description_of_content}}}

The Incident: Protestors began gathering outside the museum on May 26th, 2017 and remained all weekend. Much of the native community was extremely offended and upset by the artwork and were very vocal about it. One protestor said that "it truly saddens me that in 2017, we still live in a world where the intergenerational trauma of a people can be put on display for the world to see without any consequences." Many offended viewers of the art commented that the "legacy of the white, male monopoly over the historiography of the Dakota War lives on."

Results of Incident: After the Walker and Durant met with the Dakota Elders, the artist apologized and signed over the copyright of Scaffold to the Dakota Nation. The Walker agreed to allow the work to be dismantled. Members of the Dakota Nation met and voted to bury the materials.

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June 26, 2017 Dakota elders meet to discuss sculpture’s fate http://www.therepublic.com/2017/06/26/mn-gallows-sculpture-protests-2/

June 25, 2017 Dakota elders meet to ponder fate of 'Scaffold' materials It was dismantled and removed from Sculpture Garden. By Alicia Eler Star Tribune http://www.startribune.com/dakota-elders-meet-to-ponder-fate-of-scaffold-materials/430753943/

JUNE 23, 2017 NCAC Responds to the Walker Art Center’s Statement Affirming Decision to Dismantle Controversial Sculpture BY NCAC http://ncac.org/blog/ncac-responds-to-the-walker-art-centers-statement-affirming-decision-to-dismantle-controversial-sculpture

June 20, 2017 Walker Statement in Response to NCAC Statement https://walkerart.org/magazine/walker-art-center-response-national-coalition-against-censorship-scaffold