Exhibition: A:shiwi A:wan Ulohnanne, The Zuni World
The A:shiwi Map Art Project is an art, language and place name project all in one. The project is intended to be a tool to help Zunis connect to places through artistic renderings of the Zuni cultural landscape. A group of Zuni advisors worked to first decide what not to map, then what would be culturally appropriate to include on the maps.Three Zuni artists were commissioned to each create paintings of the Zuni region, reservation and village respectively. The advisors worked through lists of potential place names, finally settling on those with which they wanted Zunis to be familiar. The paintings have been printed as full color posters with place names added.