Broken Boxes

August 18 - October 22 2017

form & concept  435 S Guadalupe St. Santa Fe, NM

An exhibition featuring the art and ideas of over 40 visual artists, filmmakers, sound artists, activists, performance artists and community organizers from around the world who are affecting change with their work.

THE BOX can be considered as the limitations of conventionality. BREAKING THE BOX or to think outside the box, is to explore ideas that challenge the prevailing current thought within a society and which are not limited or controlled by rules, tradition or an imposed narrative.

Participating Artists:

Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, Bethany Matai Edmunds, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Cara Romero, Chip Thomas, Chris Pappan, Christi Belcourt, Demian DinéYazhi', Douglas Miles, Dylan McLaughlin, Esther Neff, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Freyr A. Marie, Ian Kuali'i, IV Castellanos, Jason Lujan, Jess X Snow, Jesse Hazelip, Kim Smith, Kimi Werner, Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory, Lorianne 'Elle Seven' Hernandez, Marcia Crosby, Maria Hupfield, Merritt Johnson, Micah Blacklight, Micah ‘The Werewulf’ Wesley, Michael Two Bulls, Miyuki Baker, Monica Canilao, Nanibah 'Nani' Chacon, Nicholas Galanin, Patrick 'CLOUDFACE' Burnham, Raven Chacon, Razelle Benally, Rose B. Simpson, Sophie Rousmaniere, Tania Willard, Te Rawhitiroa Bosch, Thomas 'BREEZE' Marcus, Ursula Johnson, Valentina Gonzalez, Yatika Starr Fields

Co-curated by Ginger Dunnill and Cannupa Hanska Luger

Broken Boxes events at form & concept

5-6:15 pm
-Onsite discussion and public engagement with Winona LaDuke of Honor the Earth and film maker Keri Pickett, creator of First Daughter and the Black Snake 

  • Purchase tickets for Red Nation Film Festival screening of First Daughter and the Black Snake film screening August 18th, 7pm at Violet Crown Cinema in Santa Fe, NM HERE

-Pop-up installation of The Art of Indigenous Resistance, traveling exhibition. On view August 18-20.
-Food provided by Earth Defenders Kim Smith and Makai Lewis

-DJ selections by 13pieces
-Multiple participating artists onsite

Music - BBQ - Giveaways - Live Paint - Honoring the Artists

Live collective painting with participating exhibition artists including Douglas Miles, Nani Chacon, Micah Wesley, Yatika Starr Fields, Rose B. Simpson, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Freyr A. Marie, Kim Smith, Thomas 'BREEZE' Marcus, Demian DinéYazhi' and more. Live cut paper demonstration by Ian Kuali’i.

Collective live paintings/ and live cut paper work by Ian Kuali’i will be auctioned off following the Broken Boxes exhibition to support cultural practitioner and activist Pua Case with her crucial work in protection of the land and water. 

This event is a celebration for the artists who have contributed their time and energy to the Broken Boxes exhibition and whose work continues to lift up our communities and sustain our growth and vibrancy as human beings. We acknowledge you and are grateful for your work, thank you! 

Gallery Talk | Sunday, August 20, 3-4 pm

-Curator talk with Ginger Dunnill and Cannupa Hanska Luger
-Podcast archiving/narrative talk Sterlin Harjo of The Cuts
-Artist roundtable talk featuring Demian DinéYazhi', Frank Buffalo Hyde, Rose B. Simpson, Nani Chacon, Douglas Miles, Cara Romero, Ian Kuali’i, and Yatika Starr Fields.

Artist lectures, special guests, workshops, film screenings and performance programming will extend throughout the run of the exhibition. 



Broken Boxes Imagery by participating Artist Jesse Hazelip. 2017

Broken Boxes Imagery by participating Artist Jesse Hazelip. 2017