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In Conversation: Sound of Silence

Sunday, March 13, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free for Members or included with Museum admission

Join Luzene Hill, multi-media artist best known for socially engaged conceptual installations and performances including Sound of Silence, a powerful artist talk and performance. Sound of Silence explores issues surrounding asylum seekers at the Mexico–United States border and victims of sexual assault, emphasizing the power of silence to symbolize consent and acceptance, culminating with a call to action.

Hill’s work reflects interdisciplinary scholarship in visual art, women’s studies, Native American culture—topics that are integral to her background and personal journey. During this talk, Hill will discuss how her social and art activism developed and evolved.

An enrolled citizen of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Luzene Hill lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work has exhibited throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Russia, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Her awards include the 2019 Ucross Fellowship, the 2016 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowship in Visual Arts, the 2015 Eiteljorg Museum Fellowship, and 2015 First Peoples Fund Fellowship. Recent residencies include 2020 Social Engagement Artist Residency at IAIA MoCNA and 2020 Visiting Artist Residency, Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

Reservations are not required. This is a seated program; space is limited and will be provided first come, first served.

Generous funding for programming is provided by the Cherokee Preservation Foundation.



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