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Now is the Time: Investigating Native Histories and Visions of the Future
Fri, January 27, 2017–Sun, April 16, 2017
Recent works by IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artists explore current themes and trends in contemporary Native American art, including Indigenous science fiction and visionary Native histories. Several of the works are inspired by Native abstract symbolism of the past and their futuristic aesthetics, while others respond to popular culture and investigate the role of Star Wars™ in American Indian art and culture. Performance art installations question the “art for art’s sake” concept of many past Western art movements, and instead, promote the social and practical potentials of art.
Participating artists include Natalie Ball (Modoc and Klamath Tribes), Gerald Clarke Jr. (Cahuilla Band of Indians), Joe Feddersen (Colville Confederated Tribes), Jason Garcia (Okuu Pín-Turtle Mountain), Jonathan Loretto (Walatowa (Jemez)/Cochiti), Drew Michael (Yup’ik and Inupiaq), Jonathan Thunder (Red Lake Ojibwe), Rory Wakemup (Minnesota Chippewa Tribe), Dyani White Hawk (Sicanju Lakota).