Resistance Through Existence
On view through May 17, 2020
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Santa Fe, New Mexico
www.iaia.edu/museum

“Resistance Through Existence” showcases the power of resistance that Indigenous people hold simply by existing in a western expanding world that was once driven to cause the extinction of the American Indian.

“Resistance Through Existence” is co-curated by MoCNA chief curator Manuela Well-Off-Man and Institute of American Indian Arts Museum Studies student Faithlyn Seawright (Chickasaw) and features 12 graduating IAIA seniors. The exhibition tackles a wide variety of topics ranging from the revitalization of tribal regalia and mask making to healing from traumatic events that happened as a result of European colonization. Inspired by their ancestors and culture, many of the artists comment on what it means to be Indigenous and part of a living culture.

Image credits: Eve Picher, Kali, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 in.