Bear from Nations series. steel, ceramic, yarn. Cannupa Hanska 2014

Bear from Nations series. steel, ceramic, yarn. Cannupa Hanska 2014

  • New series: 'Nations' is a collection of works for Bioneers 2014 created by Cannupa Hanska 

"The intention with these pieces is to represent the many nations that exist beyond the human experience. Often in the scope of human policy making the other inhabitants of earth become secondary to our needs as humans. This series is created to keep these voices in the forefront of our minds while presenting on ideas of sustainability. The animal nations represented are from North America; elk, buffalo, antelope, wolf, cougar and bear. There is a male and female from each nation to equalize their strengths. They are all land animals and share the same environment as humans. They understand the efforts made to exist with the land. May these images inspire humans to coexist and thrive in a world of challenges."

October 18, 2014 - Bioneers Summit Conference - San Rafael, CA - 2:45pm - 4:15pm.

SPREAD is a community dinner that funds artists’ projects and creative initiatives. SPREAD seeks to provide micro-grants for innovative projects and artworks conceived by New Mexico-based artists. SPREAD 5.0 dinner will take place on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Santa Fe Farmers Market. Doors will open at 6:45 pm.


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This is a Stereotype is a film project motivated from an art exhibition by Cannupa Hanska Luger, further inspired by the vision of filmmaker Dylan McLaughlin and collaborator Ginger Dunnill. The idea behind the film is to invite the audience to ask their own questions, not to simply understand the information they view about Native identity and stereotypes in this film, but to utilize that information and become active participants in society, thinking critically when making decisions regarding culture and appropriation. The hope is to inspire people to seek out their own answers.