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Pooyukitchchum/Ipai native James Luna is a powerful force in performance art today. In this lecture you will not only see his work, but also experience his take on performance and installation artworks with monologues, visual examples, and performance antics. He has 30 years of artworks to choose from to exemplify his artistic, social, and political commentary and his push to develop and expand his work.
Don’t be fooled that he is a nice Indian “Storyteller” as his anecdotes are humorous and painful at the same time. The stories are more about the strife, misconceptions, and commodification of ethnicity in America than about Indian people alone. Luna deals with the realities of race from an insider’s perspective.
“Using fearless self-disclosure, he peels off the scab nicely to confront presumptions held by Indians and non-Indians alike about you.”
Reception January 24, 7-9 pm (No Artist Talk because reception follows performance lecture)
Performance Lecture: Thursday, January 24th at 5:30pm in Russell Auditorium
Performance and Exhibition Reception follows above lecture Thursday, January 24th from 7-9pm in Blackbridge Hall Gallery
Performative Lecture: “Phantasmagoria”