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Presented By: University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)

Live podcast recording of Broken Boxes by Ginger Dunnill and Cannupa Hanska Luger, with artists Andrea Carlson and Matika Wilbur

University of Michigan Museum of Art


Join Broken Boxes co-hosts Ginger Dunnill and Cannupa Hanska Luger as they record an upcoming episode featuring artists Andrea Carlson and Matika Wilbur. This will be the culminating event for the Memory & Monuments Open House at UMMA.

More about the artists: Artist and producer Ginger Dunnill centers human complexity and intersection through broadcasting, sound composition, performance and advocacy driven communication efforts in order to create a living archive of solidarity. For over two decades she has produced experiential artwork and organized numerous exhibitions and social engagement projects globally, collaborating with artists and activating transformative justice practices through long term acts of respect, relationship building, accomplice-ship and accountability. Dunnill is the founder of Broken Boxes, a nearly decade long archival project which amplifies narratives of solidarity, contradiction and inspiration in the Arts via broadcasting, exhibition and live programs. As a practicing artist, Dunnill has exhibited internationally at institutions such as The Whitney Museum of American Art, Smack Mellon, Washington Project for the Arts and Io Deposito in Italy, among others. She is currently touring as a DJ and continues to produce large scale projects in collaboration with other artists.

Multidisciplinary artist Cannupa Hanska Luger is an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara), and Lakota. Through monumental installations and social collaborations that reflect a deep engagement and respect for materials, the environment, and community, Luger activates speculative fiction and communicates stories about 21st century Indigeneity. Luger is a 2022 Guggenheim fellow, recipient of the 2021 United States Artists Fellowship Award for Craft, and was named a Grist 50 Fixer for 2021, a list that includes emerging leaders in climate, sustainability, and equity from across the nation.

Andrea Carlson is a visual artist maintains a studio practice in northern Minnesota. Carlson's works primarily on paper, creating painted and drawn surfaces with many mediums. Her work addresses land and institutional spaces, decolonization narratives, and assimilation metaphors in film.  Her work has been acquired by institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Walker Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Denver Art Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the National Gallery of Canada. Carlson was a recipient of a 2008 McKnight Fellow, a 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors award, a 2021 Chicago Artadia Award, and a 2022 United States Artists Fellowship. Carlson is a co-founder of the Center for Native Futures in Chicago.

Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) is one of the nation’s leading photographers, based in the Pacific Northwest. She earned her BFA from Brooks Institute of Photography where she double majored in Advertising and Digital Imaging. Her most recent endeavor, Project 562, has brought Matika to over 300 tribal nations dispersed throughout 40 U.S. states where she has taken thousands of portraits, and collected hundreds of contemporary narratives from the breadth of Indian Country all in the pursuit of one goal: To Change The Way We See Native America.

More about the Broken Boxes podcast here.

Related events & exhibitions:
October 26, 5:30 p.m. Cannupa Hanska Luger: How Do We Remember? A conversation with Monument Lab Co-Founder Paul Farber, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI Oct 27-28: Under the Campus, the Land, UMMA and Stamps Gallery October 28, 12-4 p.m. Memory & Monuments Open House, UMMA, 525 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI October 28, 6-8 p.m. Matika Wilbur Artist Talk and Book Signing, Stamps Gallery, 201 South Division Street Ann Arbor, MI On-going: Andrea Carlson Future Cache, UMMA On-going: Cannupa Hanska Luger You’re Welcome, UMMA

Lead support for this project is provided by Teiger Foundation, the U-M Office of the Provost, the U-M Office of the President, Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick, the U-M Marsal Family School of Education, the U-M Institute for the Humanities, Michigan Humanities, and the U-M Arts Initiative. Additional generous support is provided by Melissa Kaish and Jonathan Dorfman. 

The Arts & Resistance Theme Semester, organized by UMMA and the U-M Arts Initiative, is generously supported by the U-M Office of the Provost, the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, and Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick.

Special thanks to the Cheboiganing (Burt Lake) Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Margaret Noodin, and Richard A. Wiles, for their consultation on the State Historical Marker text; to Margaret Noodin and Michael Zimmerman, Jr. for translating the gallery texts into Anishinaabemowin; to James Horton and Fritz Swanson for generously producing the letterpress broadsides; to colleagues at the U-M Biological Station, U-M Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, U-M Clements Library, and U-M Clark Map Library. For more information on the Cheboiganing (Burt Lake) Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians visit 

Lead support for Future Cache is provided by Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick, and the U-M Office of the Provost.

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