Native Artists as Default Humans
For too long, the dominant society has romanticized, demonized and otherwise other-ized Native American human beings with overly simplistic, paternalistic and rigidly dualistic narratives rooted in genocidal notions and policies from centuries ago. These narratives have placed suffocating limits upon Native artists, who frequently feel pressure to be “authentic” within the definitions of “Indian-ness” created by this puerile narrative, or else risk being labeled “not Indian enough” by the non-Indian art collectors who expect and require exoticism. Blessedly, a new art exhibition, Nativesque, opening at OT Circus Gallery Friday, March 1, takes aim at this colonial hangover, allowing Native artists a welcoming space in which to just be fully human creatives, without limit or expectation. Curated by Joeseph Arnoux, this show kicks off with a free all-ages reception from 5 to 9pm, with food by Josh Nez and tunes by Beeso and Antro. (Alisa Valdes)
Friday March 1, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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A group exhibit curated by Joeseph Arnoux for one night only. Food provided by Josh Nez with tunes by Beeso and Antro.
The OT Circus and ABQArtwalk proudly present this group exhibit curated by the Joeseph Arnoux - for one night only - First Friday 3/1/19 5-9pm!
The human experience as an indigenous being, in the modern atmosphere and political climate. A group of female and male native artists expressing themselves, with no tribal labels or expectations. Art simply as the human being, and not boxed into a romanticized conceptualization of "indianism". Growing the past into the present with art attributing anti-stereotypical, and anti-cliche conversations.
Food provided by Josh Nez
Tunes by Beeso & Antro