Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum is proud to present the collaborative, site-specific exhibition Passage by renowned multidisciplinary artist Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, Austrian and Norwegian). The centerpiece of the installation, Something to Hold Onto, is Luger’s second project from his Counting Coup series and is an immersive installation of 7,000+ 1-inch unfired clay beads. Each bead represents a life lost along the US-Mexico border in the last 30 years and is intended to humanize these staggering statistics. The installation is mirrored by a large-scale floor mural by Phoenix based artists Thomas ‘Breeze’ Marcus (Tohono O’odham) and Dwayne Manuel (Tohono O’odham). The exhibition will be accompanied by artwork and a pop-up educational experience by Tanya Aguiñiga (Mexican) and journalistic documentation by Thosh Collins (Tohono O’odham) and Chelsey Luger (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Standing Rock Lakota Nation). 

Panel Discussion: Thursday, Sept 10 (6-8pm)

with all 6 artists from this project
Natural History Museum, 53 N. MacDonald, Mesa, AZ 85201

 

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept 11 (7-10pm)

  • Musical Entertainment
  • Artists in Attendance
  • Light Refreshments and Cash Bar

 


Send unfired clay beads by April 25, 2020 to:


For UPS/FedEX and other freight companies:
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum at Mesa Arts Center

c/o Judy Dahms-Brouillard
One East Main St
Mesa, AZ 85201


For USPS:

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum at Mesa Arts Center
c/o Judy Dahms-Brouillard
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211-1466