LUNA, James (see also GÓMEZ-PEÑA, Guillermo & LUNA, James)


James Luna, American Indian Study's 7a*11d 2000 PHOTO Andrew Pommier

American Indian Study’s
Friday October 27 8 pm
Workman Theatre, 1001 Queen St W

Artist Talk
Saturday October 28 2 pm
Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave

Curated by Johanna Householder and Louis Liliefeldt as part of Prognosis (2000)
Co-sponsored by A Space and the Centre for Independent Video and Media Education

James Luna’s latest and perhaps most theatrical performance work, American Indian Study’s, is a visual jam of several related performance works. The piece is filled with irony, confronting cultural presumptions and using self-disclosure as a base for discussion and thought. Mixing Indian culture with pop and blues music and images, exposing the sale of Indian cultures, and speaking to difficult social issues within Indian communities, Luna incorporates humor as a balance and salve to understand these complex issues

A Luiseño/Diegueño resident of the La Jolla Reserve, James Luna is an internationally acclaimed artist performance works deal with the realities of contemporary North American Indian culture and its commodification. Luna confronts cultural presumptions held by Indians and non-Indians alike.

In Memoriam James Luna

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James Luna, American Indian Study's 7a*11d 2000

James Luna artist talk, 7a*11d 2000

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