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Left: Marie Watt (Seneca), Butterfly (detail), 2015. Reclaimed wool blankets, satin binding, thread, cotton twill tape and tin jingles; 94 x 126 in. Denver Art Museum: Funds from Loren G. Lipson, M.D., Vicki & Kent Logan, with additional funds from Brian Tschumper, Nancy Benson, Jan & Mike Tansey, and JoAnn & Bob Balzer, 2016.1A-B. © Marie Watt.

Right: Cannupa HanskaLuger, Every One (detail), 2018. Ceramic, social collaboration; 12 x 15 x 3ft. Image courtesy of Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery of Contemporary Art at Ent Center for the Arts, UCCS, Colorado Springs, CO.

Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger is the first exhibition to feature together the work of Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger, two leading Indigenous contemporary artists whose processes focus on collaborative artmaking.

Exploring the collective process of creation, Each/Other will feature over two dozen mixed-media sculptures, wall hangings, and large-scale installation works by Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger, along with a new monumental artist-guided community artwork. While each artists practice is rooted in collaboration, they have never before worked together or been exhibited alongside one another in a way that allows audiences to see both the similarities and contrasts in their work.

Marie Watt, who resides in Portland, Oregon, is a citizen of the Seneca Nation and has German-Scots ancestry. Cannupa Hanska Luger, who is based in New Mexico, is a citizen of the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara) of Fort Berthold and has Lakota and European ancestry.

Emory students and Carlos Museum docents, patrons, and employees embroidered bandanas for the new, artist-guided community artwork, a collaborative project of both Watt and Luger. Watt is creating another new monumental sculpture in her Blanket Stories series for this exhibition and has asked for community participation.

Emory University was founded in 1836 on the historic lands of the Muscogee (Creek) people, 15 years after the First Treaty of Indian Springs (1821) through which the U.S. government acquired this area of land from the Muscogee Nation. After this treaty, many Muscogee people relocated to Alabama, and were then forcibly removed to present-day Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears in 1836. We share this acknowledgment of the history of the land to help put a better perspective on the Each/Other exhibition and Emory’s commitment to honor Indigenous nations and peoples, both locally and beyond.

The Carlos Museum is honored to present this exhibition that centers Indigenous knowledge, creativity, and collaboration.
 

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Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, European) and Marie Watt (Seneca and German-Scots), Each/Other, 2020–21. Steel, wool, bandanas, ceramic, leather, and embroidery thread. © Cannupa Hanska Luger and Marie Watt. Photography © Denver Art Museum



 

 

 

 

 

 

Related Programming

 

Educator Open House

Artist's Talk: Marie Watt

Sewing Circle with Artist Marie Watt

Carlos Reads An American Sunrise

Carlos Reads When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through

Carlos Reads The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle

Carlos Reads The Night Watchman

Carlos Reads The Heartbreak of Wounded Knee

Carlos Reads Braiding Sweetgrass

 

Resources

Video: Contribute to Sculpture for "Each/Other" Art Exhibition

Video: Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger' 

Video: The creation of Every One, the MMIIWQT Bead Project

Instructions: How to Make A Mirror Shield 


Press

Press Release


Images: 

  • Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, European) and Marie Watt (Seneca and German-Scots), Each/Other, 2020–21. Steel, wool, bandanas, ceramic, leather, and embroidery thread. © Cannupa Hanska Luger and Marie Watt. Photography © Denver Art Museum
  • Marie Watt (Seneca and German-Scots)Butterfly, 2015. Reclaimed wool blankets, satin binding, thread, cotton twill tape and tin jingles; 94 x 126 in. Denver Art Museum: Funds from Loren G. Lipson, M.D., Vicki & Kent Logan, with additional funds from Brian Tschumper, Nancy Benson, Jan & Mike Tansey, and JoAnn & Bob Balzer, 2016.1A-B. © Marie Watt.
  • Cannupa Hanska Luger(Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, European)Every One, 2018. Ceramic, social collaboration; 12 x 15 x 3ft. Image courtesy of Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery of Contemporary Art at Ent Center for the Arts, UCCS, Colorado Springs, CO.

The Power of Making Art Together: A new exhibition by contemporary Native American artists Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger enlists the public as a partner.

In Denver, the Pandemic Deepens Artistic Collaboration, New York Times | May 21, 2021  | View

 

Credit

Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger is organized by the Denver Art Museum and presented with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Robert Lehman Foundation, Stelo, and Native Arts and Culture Foundation.  

National Endowment for the Arts
In Atlanta, this exhibition has been made possible with generous support from the Charles S. Ackerman Fund, the Carlos Museum’s National Leadership Board, Lauren Giles, Gail and Clark Goodwin, the Grace W. Blanton Lecture Fund, the LUBO Fund, and Sarah Hill.