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Hyphenative Closing Reception
November 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Festivities begin with an in-gallery artist talk by exhibiting artist Cannupa Hanska at 5:30 followed by a special music performance by Laura Ortman. Drinks and snacks will be served. FREE AND OPEN to the Public!
About the exhibition:
Familiar folk traditions offer comfort in the turbulent present, reminding us of a simpler time that provides an anchor to cultural identity. However, the great migrations that have marked the modern world have disrupted the connection of identity to place and have created many hyphenated and hybrid cultures. Featuring works by artists Edouard Duval-Carrié, Anna & Elizabeth, Umar Rashid, Billy Colbert, Cannupa Hanska Luger and Saya Woolfalk, the exhibition uses mythic histories, re-imagined folk traditions and cultural appropriation to embody what is particularly contemporary in our diasporic world.
About the appearing artists:
Cannupa Hanska Luger is a New Mexico-based, multi-disciplinary artist. He was raised on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. Luger has exhibited internationally including venues such as the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Washington Project for the Arts, Art Mûr in Montreal, Museum of Northern Arizona, Orenda Gallery in Paris, Autry Museum of the American West, and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, among others. Luger holds a BFA in studio arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts and was a 2016 Native Arts & Cultures Foundation National Artist Fellow.
Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) is a Brooklyn, NY composer, musician and artist. She produces solo albums, live performances and film/art soundtracks and frequently collaborates with artists in film, music, art, dance, multi-media, activitism and poetry, such as Tony Conrad, Jock Soto, Raven Chacon, Nanobah Becker, Okkyung Lee, Martin Bisi, Caroline Monnet, Michelle Latimer and Martha Colburn. She plays violin, Apache violin, piano, electric guitar, keyboards, pedal steel guitar, sings through a megaphone, and makes field recordings. Ortman’s notable performances includes venues at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The National Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of Modern Art, The Kitchen, MoMA P.S. 1, Centre Pompidou, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, SF MoMA, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, The Knitting Factory, CBGB’s, St. Marks Church, Dia Art Foundation, the Wave Farm, amongst countless other established and DIY venues in the US, Canada and Western Europe. https://thedustdiveflash.bandcamp.com/