Thu, May 30, 2019–Sun, January 19, 2020
Reconciliation responds to the transformation and last year’s ending of “La Entrada” as part of the Santa Fe Fiestas. This reenactment depicted a particular version of the late 17th century “reconquest” of the region by Spanish authorities, following the 1680 Pueblo Revolt. Although the event was never universally accepted, and had been resisted for decades, in 2017 protests escalated nearly to violence. Following careful negotiations the pageant was discontinued in 2018.
Recognizing the power of art to open dialogue toward reconciliation, the exhibition will serve as an expression of “post-entrada” creativity in Santa Fe and surrounding communities. Grounded in wiya eh kodi ani (Tewa for “putting things right again”), Reconciliation features the collaborative visions of Hispano and Pueblo artists, characterized by their notions of reconciliation, healing, and transformation, and will include a healing garden and up to six distinct installations. Among the artists are Jason Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo), Lynnette Haozous (Chiricahua Apache/Diné/Taos Pueblo), Deborah Jojola (Isleta and Jemez Pueblos), Paula Castillo, Roger Montoya, Camilla Trujillo, Ramon Barela, Josh Suina (Cochiti Pueblo), and others. Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez, former state historian and one of the individuals involved in the years-long facilitated process to end the Entrada, guest curated the exhibition, with MoCNA Chief Curator Manuela Well-Off-Man and MoCNA Curator of Collections Tatiana Lomahaftewa-Singer (Hopi/Choctaw).
“The present in New Mexico retains traumas born from the past, a spiritual, emotional, and psychological wounding that radiates across the generations and has contemporary implications, including internalized wounds that are only beginning to be measured. Recovery, healing and transcendence begin with a critical remembering, but also with projects such as Reconciliation, a creative reimagining of the present and future.”
—Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez
MoCNA Director Patsy Phillips (Cherokee) noted, “We are honored to bring together artists from across the community to ensure that we keep the conversation moving forward toward a more critical understanding of history and culture.”
- Ramon Barela
- Paula Castillo
- Jason Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo)
- Lynnette Haozous (Chiricahua Apache/Diné/Taos Pueblo)
- Deborah Jojola (Isleta and Jemez Pueblos)
- Roger Montoya
- Josh Suina (Cochiti Pueblo)
- Camilla Trujillo