Su 11/7* Cannupa Hanska Luger: Artist as Social Engineer

Cannupa Hanska Luger: Artist as Social Engineer
November 7, 2021, 2 PM EST
Location: Ackerman Hall
Masks are required in accordance with Emory University’s Visitor Policy.
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“In a world polarized politically, economically, racially, and sexually we are forced to question our trust. However, our trust is the mortar that binds our intelligence. We need one another now more than ever. But how do we see eye to eye with human groups we don’t trust? Enter the artist. If we can subvert the idea art is an object, a noun, then we can reinstate the truth that art is a verb, an action. In developing processes that include society as a medium the act of making builds communities that are embedded in the object of these processes. It connects people that may not engage with one another to create work together. Thus the role of the artist is bridge-builder.”                                                                —Cannupa Hanska Luger

Join us for an artist talk titled “Cannupa Hanska Luger: Artist as Social Engineer” in which the contemporary Indigenous artist will discuss his practice and the collaboration and social engagement at its core, from his recent Something to Hold Onto installation at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Mesa, Arizona to his current video, installation, and land-based Future Ancestral Technologies.

This program is part of Cannupa Hanska Luger’s artist residency, made possible through the generous financial support of the Hightower Lecture Fund, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, and Emory University’s departments of Art History, English, Sociology, Anthropology, African American Studies, History, Film and Media Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative, and the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference.

Cannupa Hanska Luger’s work is featured in the exhibition Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger, on view at the Carlos Museum through December 12, 2021.