04 Jan 2019

Art Talks: Eric-Paul Riege, Na’atl’o’ dóó Na’ashjé’íí Asdzáá

Jan 4, 2019 At Marlene Nathan Meyerson Auditorium

$10 general admission/ $5 members, students/Free for members at the $125 level and above

SITElines.2018 artist Eric-Paul Riege is a weaver and fiber artist from Na’nízhoozhí [Gallup, NM] working in performance, installation, soft sculpture, collage, and wearable art. His work and process are prayers between his mind, body, and beliefs by remembering his history and his people and his family—how it has gifted him his identity and worldview and craft.

diyin+, hooghan and weaving dance (fig.3) for Na’ashjé’íí Asdzáá, Retha, Effie, Angela is a multimedia fiber installation of eight large looms that recreate the ancient dwelling and hooghan [house/home] of Na’ashjé’íí Asdzáá [Spiderwoman], the Holy person who shared weaving to Diné peoples. The looms act as an altar for the female weavers and fiber artists within Riege’s family and as a sacred womb for warmth, refuge, and beauty that welcomes all. In this program, Riege will share a story of Na’ashjé’íí Asdzáá and teach string games to participants.

Through a series of four performances throughout the run of SITElines 2018: Casa tomada, Riege blesses the installation by storytelling the birth and rebirth of weaving in a ritual for healing, well-being, Hózhó, patience, and love.

Upcoming performance dates (performances will be in the galleries):

Sat, November 24, 2018

Fri, January 4, 2019

All performances begin at 1 pm and are free and open to the public with regular museum admission.

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