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Art Exhibit: 'Live Long and Prosper'


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Nov 12 - Dec 5, 2019[days & times]
  • WHERE MiraCosta College Oceanside, 1 Barnard Dr., Oceanside, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

"Live Long and Prosper: Indigenous Futurisms in Contemporary Visual Arts"

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. Free and open to the public.

Exhibit Dates: Nov. 12–Dec. 5 (closed Nov. 28 & 29)
Reception: Mon., Nov. 18, 12:30–3 p.m.
Artist Talk: Mon., Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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