June 17, 2009

Artifact Piece, Revisited

Artifact Piece, RevisitedJoin us for a performance by artist Erica Lord (Inupiat/Athabaskan) as she re-enacts James Luna's seminal performance work, the "Artifact Piece." First performed in 1987, this work famously disrupted the historic objectification of Native peoples in museums and symbolically seized control of Native representation. Twenty years later, Lord investigates the power of the original performance and invites a discussion of its continued relevance.Comment:  Great idea for performance art: a Native putting herself on display like a museum artifact. Follow the link to see photos of the exhibit.

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