In partnership with The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), and the U-M Arts Initiative, Monument Lab is launching You’re Welcome, an exhibition and public art project in Fall 2023.
At the center of this project, multidisciplinary artist, Cannupa Hanska Luger, has been commissioned for an installation on Alumni Memorial Hall’s facade. Luger’s work will examine narratives around sovereignty, institutions, and colonialism and will explore the relationship between the building, the land it stands on, the people it was built to commemorate, and a long history of the hidden colonial narratives deeply embedded in public structures.
Monument Lab Director and U-M Arts Initiative Curator-in-Residence, Paul Farber, will be co-curating this initiative with UMMA Assistant Curator, Ozi Uduma.
Cannupa Hanska Luger
Cannupa Hanska Luger is a multidisciplinary artist and an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara and Lakota). Through monumental installations and social collaborations that reflect a deep engagement and respect for materials, the environment, and community, Luger uses speculative fiction to communicate stories about 21st century Indigeneity.
Learn more about Cannupa Hanska Luger through his work and follow him on Instagram.