Remembering James Luna, Who Gave His Voice and His Body to Native American Art

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Luna’s unexpected passing at the age of 68 interrupted a steady flow of thoughtful and provocative performance art.

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I had posted about James prior on this blog. He was articulate and funny and a real warrior in his art. I only met him once.

“James Luna is one of the most important contemporary Native artists of our day,” said Patsy Phillips, director of IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, in a statement to Hyperallergic. “His art and contributions to the art world will live on in institutions and publications, but more importantly he will live on in perpetuity in people’s minds and hearts.”

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About Cynthia Coleman Emery

Professor and researcher at Portland State University who studies science communication, particularly issues that impact American Indians. She is enrolled with the Osage tribe.
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2 Responses to Remembering James Luna, Who Gave His Voice and His Body to Native American Art

  1. Maria DePriest says:

    Hi Cynthia,
    Love James Luna’s work, though I don’t know all of it. What an fascinating
    artists! Thanks for this post.

    ~Maria

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  2. Hi Cynthia, I don’t know whether you have seen this video. Very powerful conversatiopn between james Luna nad Australian Aboriginal artists. “Vis-Native-Tongues”. I purchased it from Amazon but it may be online somewhere.

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