Weekly Ritual

Coyote Park, 2Spirit / Korean / German / Yurok / American

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2021

Chromogenic color print on paper

Image: 30 1/8 × 20 1/8 in. (76.5 × 51.1 cm)

Sheet: 31 1/16 × 21 1/8 in. (78.9 × 53.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Anonymous Fund #144

© Coyote Park

2023.7.1

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

21st century

Object Name

Photograph

Research Area

Photograph

Not on view

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Weekly Ritual reimagines popular American narratives of domesticity. In this chromogenic print, Park depicts himself and their wife administering their weekly hormone shots. Consistently enduring fetishization and disposability, trans people are rarely represented in domestic spaces or participating in acts of caretaking and homemaking. Coyote’s portrait immortalizes a tender and private practice in his marriage, illuminating the deep-rooted compassion and support that the lovers have for each other and their respective self-realization. In a romance that is deeply devoted to decolonial intimacy, Coyote demonstrates that love is innately ceremonial.

From the 2023 exhibition Love as Ceremony: Legacies of Two-Spirit Liberation, A Space for Dialogue 114, curated by Moonoka Begay '23, Conroy Intern

Course History

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 2.01, Introduction to Queer Studies, Eng-Beng Lim, Summer 2023

Anthropology 55.01, Anthropology of Global Health, Anne Sosin, Fall 2023

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 114, Love as Ceremony: Legacies of Two-Spirit Liberation, Moonoka Begay, '23, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 19 August - 14 October 2023.

Provenance

The artist, Coyote Park; sold to present collection, 2023.

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