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Opening Reception: Erin Genia: Okonwanzidan at Urbano Project

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Urbano Project hosts the opening reception of artist-in-residence Erin Genia’s first solo show in Boston, Okoŋwaŋžidaŋ, which means oneness, being of one mind in the Dakota language. Genia (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) is a multidisciplinary Dakota artist with an MS in Art, Culture and Technology from MIT. She works with painting, ceramic, sound, performance, and video installation to create a powerful presence of Indigeneity that invokes an evolution of thought and practice aligned with the cycles of the natural world and the potential of humanity.

In Dakota philosophy, all things exist within a continuum of life, and the concept of mitakuye oyasin - we are all related, extends not only to other people, but to animals, plants, minerals, electricity, air, objects, and everything in existence. As we operate within political and economic systems that divide us, people have forgotten that we are not separate from the earth – we are the earth. With this in mind, how can we respect the agency of the inherent life in everything around us?How can we work together to create Okoŋwaŋžidaŋ as we seek to address the issues of climate change and mass ecological destruction?

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Date:
October 24
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
www.urbanoproject.org

Organizer

Urbano Project
Phone:
617-983-1007
Email:
info@urbanoproject.org
Website:
urbanoproject.org

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Organizer status (we charge $5 for for-profit listings)
Not for profit or community group
Email (will not be used for public posting)
ninajberger@hotmail.com

Venue

Urbano Project Gallery
29 Germania Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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