Stereotype: Misconceptions of the Native American exhibited at the MoCNA in Santa Fe NM from Aug. 15- Dec. 31, 2013. Artist Cannupa Hanska Luger addressed several preconceived notions about Native people supported by popular culture that have been invented, imagined and rooted within the American public's social conscience. During the performance, Destroying the Stereotype, the artist let go of the stereotypes embodying his sculptures and invited the community to witness their destruction. The remains of the destroyed ceramic sculptures are on view for the duration of the exhibition (December 31, 2013).
The process of creating this body of work and then destroying it has been documented to share with the public. This short film is just a teaser, a full length (approx. 30 Min.) film will be made by Aug. 2014. It will be free for public use to further the education and awareness surrounding the issue of stereotypes. This film poses a way to allow art and expression to inspire and teach. It will provide reflection on the journey artist Cannupa Hanska had while creating and destroying this body of work. A fundraising initiative will be in the near future to help compensate this films production, stay tuned and thank you for your support.