Internationally respected performance artist James Luna in ArtNow

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Event Location: 
Recital Hall

James Luna's work addresses the mythology of what it means to be "Indian" in contemporary society and exposes the hypocrisy of the dominant society. Luna's art is provocative, often dealing with difficult issues affecting Indian communities, including socio-economic problems, substance abuse, and cultural conflict. He confronts these issues head-on, using humour and satire as both counterbalance and salve, and demanding a level of audience participation, he challenges viewers to examine their own prejudices. James Luna is an Installation/Performance artist; he earned a BA in Fine Arts from the University of California at Irvine and an MSc in counseling from San Diego State University. Lunaís work has been presented internationally including; the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Whitney Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of contemporary Art, San Francisco; Presentation House, Vancouver; and Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto. James Luna is a resident of California's La Jolla reservation. Informal discussion /Q & A with James Luna at Galileo's (in Student Union Building, main level, adjacent to Cafeteria) Wednesday, Feb 14th 2 pm attached image: The Artifact Piece, 1985-87

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