Indigenous Multimedia Artist
Let Them Enter Dancing and Showing Their Faces
NEW DATE! This event, originally scheduled for April 19, has been rescheduled for May 31. Patrons should keep their original tickets for admission on the new date.
“Expansive, embracing and grappling with many facets and complexities of what it means to be Native American today.” The Art Newspaper
“I use my work to explore adaptation, resilience, survival, active cultural amnesia, dream, memory, cultural resurgence, connection to and disconnection from the land.” – Nicholas Galanin
Proclaimed a “standout” by The New York Times, multidisciplinary artist Nicholas Galanin explores conceptions and misconceptions surrounding Indigenous identity. He is widely praised for what have been considered the “definitive works” (ARTnews.com) of the 2019 Whitney Biennial, 2020 Australian Biennale and 2021 Desert X, among other notable exhibitions. His sculptures and multimedia installations intersect in form, image and sound, offering perspectives rooted in connection to the land and broad engagement with contemporary culture. In this illustrated presentation, Galanin, who is of Tlingit and Unangax̂ descent and a citizen of Alaska’s Sitka Tribe, will show how he employs materials and processes that expand dialogue on Indigenous artistic production, and how culture can be carried.
Justice for All Lead Sponsors: Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Eva & Yoel Haller, Dick Wolf, and Zegar Family Foundation
Justice for All UCSB Faculty Advisory Committee: Gerardo Aldana, Ingrid Banks, Daina Ramey Berry, Charles Hale, Beth Pruitt, Susannah Scott, Jeffrey Stewart, Sharon Tettegah, Kim Yasuda
Presented in association with the following UCSB partners:
Department of Art, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion