Friday, November 16 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Galleria
1680 E 15th Avenue, Eugene, OR
Join us for a free screening of This Is A Stereotype, a short film by artist Cannupa Hanska Luger in collaboration with Dylan McLaughlin and Ginger Dunnill. The film explores preconceived notions about Native People that have been invented and rooted within the American public's social conscience. A panel discussion with Luger and Talon Claybrook will follow the screening.
Raised on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, Luger is a New Mexico-based, multi-disciplinary artist of Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, Austrian, and Norwegian descent. Interweaving performance, visual arts, and political action, Luger's work invites us all to engage with Indigenous Peoples and values apart from the colonial lens.
Talon Claybrook is Mvskoke/Seminole from Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Mvskoke is
Muskogee, but because they don't have G's in their alphabet and the U's
serve as a different sound in their language, this is how Talon usually
spells it.) Finishing his last year as an MFA student in the University
of Oregon's Art Department, Talon uses photography, video, and mixed
media to insert an indigenous narrative into the American consciousness.
His work deals with themes of identity, appropriation, and
Featured Artist: Cannupa Hanska Luger
Thursday, November 15 through- Saturday, November 17
The Museum of Natural and Cultural History welcomes artist Cannupa Hanska Luger for a series of events exploring Indigeneity in the twenty-first century.
All events are free and open to the public.
Luger's ar-ti-fact exhibit will be on view in the museum's Oregon—Where Past Is Present hall through August 2019.
Luger's visit is co-sponsored by the University of Oregon's Art and Design Academic Residential Community (ARC), Center for Environmental Futures, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, Native American and Indigenous Studies ARC, and Native American Law Student Association.