EXHIBITION IS ON VIEW LAGUARDIA PLACE & WEST 3rd STREET 24/7, from March 24th through May 5th, and from July 1st through September 10th, 2019. RECEPTION: Lobby of the Skirball Performing Arts Center: April 17th, 5:30pm - 8pm, 566 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012
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VOICES was created in partnership with the American Indian Community House, and features Native American and Indigenous artists from across Turtle Island, also known as North America. This exhibition showcases the work of artists who aim to express their personal stories in terms of both personal identity and contemporary social life in North America. Originally conceived by graduate students in the Museum Studies Program at NYU, the exhibition grew in scope and vision to include 11 Indigenous and Native American artists in a collaborative project that is an exercise in creativity and exploration. It is not intended to present an exhaustive view of Indigenous art and curation, or the Indigenous experience in general. Instead, it presents an opportunity to share artists’ narratives in the medium of photography. The exhibition offers artists the opportunity to share their own stories on their own terms, without having to relate to a prescribed motif.
We designed this exhibition to allow each work to speak for itself, and for artists to share their own stories. We encourage viewers to engage with each piece individually and really take in the artist statements and stories that are attached to them.
We hope VOICES inspires you to think about your own narrative and your own relationship with the occupied territory you live on.
Frank Buffalo Hyde
Tashina Lee Emery
Nadema Agard Winyan Luta Red Woman
Cannupa Haska Lugar
With images from the Women of the Ramapough Lenape Nation by Lisa Levart