July 7 – July 29, 2017
Exhibit produced by the University of British Columbia, Okanagan.
Internationally renowned performance and installation artist James Luna (Puyukitchum/Luiseno) resides on the La Jolla Indian Reservation in North County San Diego, California. With over 40 years of exhibition and performance experience Luna has given voice to Native American cultural issues, pursued innovative and versatile media within his disciplines, and charted waters for other artists to follow. His powerful works transform gallery spaces into battlefields, where the audience is confronted with the nature of cultural identity, the tensions generated by cultural isolation, and the dangers of cultural misinterpretations, all from an Indigenous perspective.He has exhibited in institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), Whitney Museum of American Art, San Francisco Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Canada, and the 2005 Venice Biennale’s 51st International Art Exhibition in Italy.
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