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Artist Reception and Live Performance by Cannupa Hanska Luger

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Join us for the opening reception and live performance by Cannupa Hanska Luger, a New Mexico-based, multi-disciplinary artist. Raised on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, he is of Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, Austrian, and Norwegian descent. Using social collaboration and in response to timely and site-specific issues, Luger produces multi-pronged projects that take many forms.

Emerson College’s Media Art Gallery presents Cannupa Hanska Luger’s Future Ancestral Technologies: nágshibi, a multi-media Indigenous-centered science fiction exhibition using creative storytelling to radically reimagine the future and promote a thriving Indigeneity, opening October 17. Nágshibi is the Hidatsa word for “to be past, to be after” orto exceed, to go beyond.” The exhibition, an approach to creating art objects, videos, and performance with the intent to influence global consciousness, includes a 21-foot-tall solar powered tipi, a two-channel video installation, performative video works, photography, and ceremonial regalia.

Emerson’s Media Art Gallery, located at 25 Avery Street in Boston, is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 – 7 p.m. All exhibits and related programming are free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through December 15.


October 17
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Media Art Gallery
25 Avery Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States


Media Art Gallery