The visionary behind Native Pop organizes another indigenous art collective and traveling showcase, Native American Body of Art, inspiring nude art and potentially a native renaissance. Learned, who organized the Native Pop collective, likewise inspired the Native American Body of Art amerindian and traveling exhibit.
Learned anticipates a good crowd, if the first Native Pop event, held in Julyis any indication of fanfare. The Native American Body of Art opening kicks off at 5 p. Featuring a live DJ, the event runs until 10 p.
Groundbreaking Nude Exhibit ‘Native American Body of Art’
Naked has a theory. Churches, boarding schools.
Native people were basically taught not to be who they were. Assimilation led some natives to view the human body through a puritanical lens—as indecent and perverse. Through stripping natives of their language, art and culture, forced assimilation managed woman manufacture consent. Contributing Navajo and Maricopa artist Serena Penaloza agrees: