Episode 63. The Art of Indigenous Resistance: Inspiring the protection of Mother Earth

Broken Boxes had the honor to be present for the opening of The Art Of Indigenous Resistance exhibition, which took place on March 13th 2017 at Self Help Graphics and Art in Los Angeles, CA. The opening featured artwork from over 100 Indigenous artists from across the globe. The opening reception featured live performances from Wake Self, Lyla June, Raye Zaragoza and Supaman. In this episode we hear about the exhibition from curator, or caretaker of the art, Kim Smith and then dive into onsite interviews with artists, organizers and performers who were onsite during the opening celebrations.

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Music featured on this episode by: Raye Zaragoza, Wake Self and Lyla June

More About The Exhibition:

The Art Of Indigenous Resistance: Inspiring the protection of Mother Earth is an exhibition featuring the work of leading artists and activist collectives from across the globe whose work creates awareness in the social, economic, environmental and political issues that impact the health and resilience of Indigenous people. Through art and healing self-expression, the exhibition seeks to spark a dialogue on humanity’s interconnectedness with Mother Earth and support systematic change by highlighting Indigenous practices and community powered solutions. This exhibition honors the vanguards of environmental justice and promotes solidarity with Indigenous people in the fight to save our sacred planet.

Lyla June performing live at Self Help Graphics and Art in L.A. for The Art Of Indigenous Resistance. 2017

Lyla June performing live at Self Help Graphics and Art in L.A. for The Art Of Indigenous Resistance. 2017

"¡RESISTE!" Mural by Nanibah Chacon in conjunction with The Art of Indigenous Resistance exhibition at Self Help Graphics Los Angeles, CA. 2017

"¡RESISTE!" Mural by Nanibah Chacon in conjunction with The Art of Indigenous Resistance exhibition at Self Help Graphics Los Angeles, CA. 2017