Lindsay McIntyre (Inuk). "seeing her" (still). 2020. Courtesy of the artist.

Don’t wait for me, just tell me where you’re going

Overview

“Blood is a gift and the land is a gift and our past is a gift. In the questions they ask and in the wandering they do, the short films in this program uncover and explore generational memory. They give thanks to those who are gone and those who are yet to be born, and to those who are here living right now. They drift through time, movement, memorial, and landscape towards some unknown and neverknown place and serve as a much-needed reminder that we’ll all get there together, just not at the same time.” —Sky Hopinka, Guest Curator

Featured artists include:

  • Lindsay McIntyre (Inuk, b. 1977, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
  • Olivia Camfield (Muscogee Creek Nation, b. 1997, Fredericksburg, TX) and Woodrow Hunt (Cherokee, Klamath, and Modoc Tribes descendent, b. 1997, Portland, OR)
  • Fox Maxy (Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians and Payómkawichum, b. 1992, San Diego, CA)
  • Miguel Hilari (Aymara/German, b. 1985, Hamburg, Germany)

Preoccupied: Indigenizing the Museum is a wide-reaching project that proposes Indigenizing interventions to address and refuse the oppressive hierarchies of coloniality that pervade the realm of culture and serve as the underpinning of museums. The project encompasses community engagement, a series of nine monographic and thematic exhibitions, institutional interventions, public programs, and an untraditional catalog.

 

Curated by Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation and a descendant of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño people)

This project is generously supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Additional support provided by the Eileen Harris Norton Foundation and The Robert Lehman Foundation.