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Artist Talk: Cannupa Hanska Luger

Join us for an artist talk presented by New Mexico-based, multi-disciplinary artist, Cannupa Hanska Luger. Luger was the recipient of the 2018 Northern Plains Indian Artist Residency (NPIAR) at the University of South Dakota.

Cannupa Hanska Luger was raised on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, he is of Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, Austrian, and Norwegian descent. Using social collaboration and in response to timely and site-specific issues, Luger produces multi-pronged projects that take many forms. Through monumental installations that incorporate ceramics, video, sound, fiber, steel, and cut-paper, Luger interweaves performance and political action to communicate stories about 21st century Indigeneity. This work provokes diverse publics to engage with Indigenous peoples and values apart from the lens of colonial social structuring and oftentimes presents a call to action to protect land from capitalist exploits. He combines critical cultural analysis with dedication and respect for the diverse materials, environments, and communities he engages. His work has been exhibited internationally in such places as the Autry Museum of the American West; the National Center for Civil and Human Rights; and Art Mûr Montreal. He lectures and participates in residencies around the globe and his work is in many public collections.

Earlier Event: October 10
Recorder Group
Later Event: October 11
After School Program: Maker Space