June 25, Badland: A Discussion

BADLAND: A Discussion

Featuring Contemporary Native Artists:
Rebecca Belmore
Lori Blondeau
Bonnie Devine
Erica Lord

Tipton Hall, June 25, 2009 @ 6pm, $5 General Public, $2.50 students/seniors/SFAI members

The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
and the Santa Fe Art Institute will cohost a special discussion by internationally renowned visual artists Rebecca Belmore, Lori Blondeau, Bonnie Devine and Erica Lord. Moderated by Santa Fe Art Institute Director Diane Karp, and sponsored in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the discussion will focus on the upcoming exhibition BADLAND which opens to the public on June 26 at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.

The exhibition BADLAND will explore the ever-changing nature of land and bring attention to issues of sovereignty, destruction and culture as they relate to the land and its inhabitants. The artists will focus their discussion on their adopted definition of “bad land” which they borrowed from the Dakota Diary by Jean Day, “The Lakota Indians called it Makhosica, literally bad land, and the French trappers called it ‘les mauvaises terres à traverser’ – ‘the bad lands to cross.’”

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