Welcome to Casita Confessions with Garth Clark, Cfile’s new podcast featuring off-the-cuff conversations between Garth and art historians, artists, writers and ceramophiles visiting his home in Santa Fe, NM.
Feature Image: Cannupa Hanska Luger, Savage Noble (detail), 2017. Ceramic, steel, fiber. Photo courtesy of the artist. See the whole installation here.
Multi-disciplinary artist (who works primarily with clay) Cannupa Hanska Luger is in the casita with Garth. They are discussing the Native Art industry, Cannupa’s time in Standing Rock and how ceramic art can be a “voice for the land.”
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About the Artist: Born in North Dakota on the Standing Rock Reservation, multi-disciplinary artist Cannupa Hanska Luger comes from Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, Austrian
and Norwegian descent. His work communicates stories of complex Indigenous identities coming up against 21st century challenges, including human alienation from and destruction of the land to which we all belong. He provokes diverse publics to engage with Indigenous peoples and values apart from the lens of colonial social structuring. Luger holds a BFA in studio ceramics from the Institute of American Indian Arts. He maintains a studio practice in New Mexico.
Luger has been exhibited at Radiator Gallery New York NY; L.A. Art Show Los Angeles CA; La Bienalle di Venezia Verona, Italy; Art Mur Montreal, Quebec; Museum of Northern Arizona Flagstaff AZ; Rochester Art Center Rochester MN; Navy Pier Chicago, IL; University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK; National Center for Civil and Human Rights Atlanta GA; Blue Rain Gallery Santa Fe, NM, among others. Luger is also in the permanent collections of The North America Native Museum Zürich, Switzerland; The Denver Art Museum Denver, CO; The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Santa Fe, NM; and The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Norman, OK.
Learn more about Luger and his art work.