Sky Hopinka: Channeling Indigenous Histories: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Sky Hopinka: Channeling Indigenous Histories

Artist Talks
6 PM-8 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Wed November 10, 2021
6 PM-8 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


The multidimensional work of artist Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians) employs video, photography, music, and poetry as different pathways approaching Indigenous experience. In his two-channel video installation, Cloudless Blue Egress of Summer (2019) – on view alongside Who Says, Who Shows, What Counts: Thinking about History with The Block’s Collection – image, sound, and text together tease out legacies of colonial oppression and Native resistance. In this program, Hopinka will discuss the many facets of his practice, joined in conversation by Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts Michael Metzger.


We plan for this program to be offered in person. Should public health or Northwestern campus guidelines evolve, we will contact guests about online presentation.


On Saturday, November 13, The Block will will screen the artist's debut feature film:  małni—towards the ocean, towards the shore (Sky Hopinka, 2020, 80 min, DCP Digital)  [More]


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