James Luna, an internationally recognized artist, will visit The Blanton on April 28 to give a performative lecture based on more than 30 years of his work. Co-presented by The Blanton, Fusebox Festival, the UT Humanities Institute, and the UT Native American and Indigenous Studies program, the program features Luna’s signature use of humor and irony to explore the realities of race, specifically Native American identity, from an insider’s perspective.
For a taste of what’s to come, check out this video of Luna talking about his work, including a piece he made for the 2005 Venice Biennale:
And here’s another one of him talking about Artifact Piece, 1992, one of my favorite works:
— Aimee Chang, Blanton Manager of Public Programs
Funding for this program is provided by the Carolyn Harris Hynson Centennial Visiting Professorship in Fine Arts.