In the Making: Cannupa Hanska Luger

Thursday, May 19, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual, live streamed from NBSS

Cannupa Hanska Luger is a New Mexico-based multidisciplinary artist who uses social collaboration in response to timely and site-specific issues. Raised on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, Luger connects performance and political action to communicate stories about 21st century Indigeneity—through monumental installations that incorporate ceramics, video, sound, fiber, steel, new media, technology, and repurposed materials. This work provokes diverse audiences to engage with Indigenous peoples and values, and often presents a call to protect endangered lands. 

Recently on view at Peabody Essex Museum alongside Marie Watt, the exhibition Each/Other celebrated two leading Indigenous artists focused on collaborative artmaking, community engagement, materials, and the land.

Join us in speaking with Cannupa Hanska Luger about his use of traditional, craft-based skills and techniques in building monumental instruments of education and community.

Live streamed from NBSS
Virtual, free, and open to all

This conversation is part of In the Making, a public programs series where we connect with a range of new voices, fields, and perspectives. Learn more and view a full list of participants at the series homepage here.