San Joaquin Delta College, Horton Art Gallery presents a virtual tour of Cannupa Hanska Luger's art studio on October 13th at 5:30pm.
Cannupa Hanska Luger 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. Raised on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, he is an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold and is of Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, and European descent. He comes from Awa Xe (dripping earth clan) on his mother's side — thus the title of this solo exhibition, and both the Mandan and Hidatsa have a rich history of clay work.
Luger combines critical cultural analysis with dedication and respect for the diverse materials, environments, and communities he engages and provokes diverse audiences to engage with Indigenous peoples and values apart from the lens of colonial social structuring, often presenting a call to action to protect land and water from capitalist exploits.
Thank you to the Delta College Cultural Awareness Program for sponsoring this event.