In MoCNA's current exhibition Stereotype: Misconceptions of the Native American, artist Cannupa Hanska Luger addresses several preconceived notions about Native people supported by popular culture that have been invented, imagined and rooted within the American public's social conscience. For the performance Destroying the Stereotype, Luger will destroy the stereotypes embodying his sculptures and invites the community to come and witness the destruction. The remains of the destroyed ceramic sculptures will be on view for the duration of the exhibition (December 31, 2013).
"With this performance I do not have any great hope in ending Native stereotypes or stereotypes in general, but I do believe it will help to lift the burden of these stereotypes off of both Native peoples and non-Natives...These stereotypes will do more good in their destruction than remaining objects that may be misinterpreted." - Cannupa Hanska Luger
Cannupa Hanska Luger, Stereotype: The Curtis, 2013
ceramic, mixed media