Tuesday, October 24
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CDT
Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave
Cannupa Hanska Luger, Future Ancestral Technologies: New Myth, 2021, single channel video. Videographer/Photo: Gabe Fermin. Courtesy of Garth Greenan Gallery and the artist.
Join us for a lecture by artist Cannupa Hanska Luger followed by an audience Q&A.
Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Explore the Visiting Artists Program homepage for visitor information, recordings of past events, and more.
Born on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, New Mexico–based artist Cannupa Hanska Luger is an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold and is of Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, and Lakota heritage. Creating monumental installations, sculptures, and performances to communicate urgent stories about 21st century Indigeneity, Luger incorporates ceramics, steel, fiber, video, and repurposed materials to activate speculative fiction, engage land-based actions of repair, and practice empathetic response through social collaboration. Luger combines critical cultural analysis with dedication and respect for the diverse materials, environments, and communities he engages while provoking diverse audiences to engage with Indigenous peoples and values apart from the lens of colonial social structuring.
Luger is a 2022 Guggenheim Fellow, a recipient of a 2021 United States Artists Fellowship Award for Craft, and was named a 2021 Grist Fixer. He is a 2020 Creative Capital Fellow, a 2020 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, and the recipient of the Museum of Arts and Design’s 2018 inaugural Burke Prize, among others. Luger has exhibited nationally and internationally including at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Gardiner Museum, Toronto; Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands; Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC; Art Mûr, Montréal; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas; and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta.
This event will be live captioned by Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services. The auditorium is wheelchair accessible and hearing assisted devices are available. For additional access requests, including ASL interpretation or audio description, visit saic.edu/access.