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Dimensions of Indigenous

Discover This! and Intermedia Arts presents
DIMENSIONS OF INDIGENOUS
: Explorations of Indian Time in 2012
Exhibition Run: November 28, 2012 - January 12, 2013
Opening Reception: 6:30-8:30PM, November 29, 2012

Dimensions of Indigenous hosted by Discover This! In partnership with Intermedia Arts is a multi-disciplinary all nations visual art exhibit showcasing Indigenous artists whose work demonstrates involvement in and knowledge of decolonization, building cultural identity and resisting further colonization of any kind. In recognition of the end of the Mayan long count cycle in 2012, the 5th annual Dimensions of Indigenous exhibit will feature works that explore the theme of Time.

Dimensions of Indigenous is a multi-disciplinary exhibit with artwork featuring youth and adult artists of all nations local and global. This year’s exhibit seeks work on the theme of TIME, in recognition of the end of the mayan long count cycle in 2012. EXAMPLES of work on the THEME of TIME are: an exploration of indigenous concepts of time or cycles, an interpretation of the phrase "Indian Time", 2012 prophesies and lies, past/present/future, etc.


ABOUT THE CURATOR

Rebekah Crisanta (Nahua Pipil/Xinka-Lenca, El Salvador) is dedicated to the folk art traditions of her people in a contemporary context. Her visual work includes many traditional techniques such as glyphic storytelling, papel picado, sugar skull making, repujado, wood and stone carving, and most recently backstrap weaving. She also plays guitar, dances traditional Mexica danza, curates Dimensions of Indigenous at Intermedia Arts and is mother of 3 year old Imix Liliana. "I like to tell stories with color, texture, and found objects in folk expression." - Crisanta.

An invited artist of the Ordway's recent exhibition of "Mascaras y Milagros", Rebekah is currently illustrating a bilingual children's book with her father called Ñuñuco, doing workshops with local youth, and working with Electric Machete Studios, a family collective of Xican@ artists. She looks forward to being a part of this season's In the Heart of the Beast's La Natividad performances.
 


ABOUT DISCOVER THIS!

Discover This! is the collective work of local cultural circles, underground hip hop movements, political and cultural resistance groups, artists of all kinds, and good people working to connect to who we are as indigenous people and realize the impact of colonization.