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MiraCosta College Art Exhibit Live Long and Prosper: Indigenous Futurisms in Contemporary Visual Arts

11/7/2019
Art Exhibit: Live Long and Prosper: Indigenous Futurisms in Contemporary Visual Arts 
Dates: November 12–December 5, 2019  (closed November 28 & 29)
Location: MiraCosta College, Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Kruglak Art Gallery, Student Center (Bldg. 3400)
Hours: 2:30–7:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday; 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Wednesday–Friday
Artist Talks: Monday, November 18, 11:30 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Reception: Monday, November 18, 12:30–3 p.m.

Over the past decade, more and more Native American artists combine figures from popular science fiction with Native imagery, such as Princess Leia in an embroidered dance manta (dress), the Starship Enterprise rendered in Northwest Coast formline design, and the TARDIS flying over tipis. Executed in a wide range of media, including beadwork, ceramics, painting, printmaking, photography, performance, and video installations, these bright and appealing images articulate a new ideology: Indigenous Futurisms. 

As defined by Anishinaabe scholar Grace Dillon, Indigenous Futurisms uses the images, ideology, and themes in science fiction to envision a future from a Native perspective, providing a language to depict difficult ideas, such as colonialism, conquest, genocide, racism, misogyny, environmental
catastrophes, both natural and man-made, and especially the impact of colonization. 

The exhibition Live Long and Prosper: Indigenous Futurisms in Contemporary Visual Arts offers a selection of images that share new visions of the world as it could be. Curated by Suzanne Fricke.

For more information or questions, please contact Gallery Director Diane Adams at dadams@miracosta.edu or call 760.795.6657.