Artist Conversation: Cannupa Hanska Luger and Virgil Ortiz

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Join us for a conversation with two innovative indigenous artists of our time. Cannupa Hanska Luger’s installation Future Ancestral Technologies is now on view in the Museum’s lobby as part of the Visiting Artist Series.

Luger’s installation is a science fiction. It is part of series that conjures innovative life-based solutions for a highly adaptable lifestyle to live with the land, not off the land. He is a multidisciplinary artist who uses social collaboration in response to timely and site-specific issues. Through monumental installations that incorporate ceramics, video, sound, fiber, steel, technology and repurposed materials, Luger interweaves performance and political action to communicate stories about 21st Century Indigeneity

Virgil Ortiz combines, art, décor, fashion, video and film into his works. He is one of the most innovative potters of his time and his works have been exhibited worldwide. In his work he embraces his Pueblo history and culture and merges it with apocalyptic themes, science fiction and his own storytelling. Ortiz was the 2016 Visiting Artist and his installation Pueblo Revolt 1680-2180 envisioned a different invasion where Pueblo warriors rise up. His ceramics are part of the Museum’s collection and currently on view in the exhibition Common Ground in New Mexico.


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