The Special Online Edition of June Art Fair opens next week. The Viewing Rooms will be open and available to all guests at Hauserwirth.com on Thursday August 20, 2020 from 1pm Central European Time / 7am Eastern Time.
The Green Gallery is presenting a new photo series by Sky Hopinka. In Sky's words:
I've been here and I've been there, and like words proclaiming an invocation, these photographs are their own exhalations, their own breathings, their own exaltations to the minute Heroka who bless and raze and give direction to matters concerning life and death. These landscapes are squared away and bordered off by breaths etched on their surface outlining pleas for quiet and respite, and bearings to help traverse weary landscapes of wayward histories.
This series will be part of Sky's show at Hessel Museum opening in October.
Sky Hopinka (born 1984 in Ferndale, Washington) is member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. Hopinka has become recognized for video work that centers around personal positions of Indigenous homeland and that explores language as a container of culture. Within the trajectory of experimental cinema, Hopinka contributes to the development of Native aesthetics, insisting on a profoundly subjective position that destabilizes entrenched colonial perspectives and concomitant descriptions of land, sky, sea, myth, place, and personhood. His works employ an original syntax of storytelling in which a first-person narrative surfaces and recedes amidst the debris of family, friendship, ancestry, generations, and conflicted histories. Significant to his work is the study and teaching of the near extinct Indigenous language chinuk wawa. His films are sometimes subtitled in English and chinuk wawa or his Native language Hočąk, and move between concepts in each linguistic system to destabilize and question them.
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