University of California, Los Angeles
About this Event
Los Angeles - Join the UCLA American Indian Studies Center and the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance for an afternoon talk with Gerald Clarke, a Cahuilla artist, activist, and scholar. Clarke will describe his creative process of integrating the history and culture of the Cahuilla Indians into artistic expression. The Artist Talk will show how Clarke’s sculptures, installations, and conceptual art draw on his cultural knowledge to express ideas such as tribal sovereignty through his creations.
What: Embracing Creative Sovereignty, an Artist Talk with Gerald Clarke
When: Thursday, July 23rd at 3-4 p.m.
About Gerald Clark
Clarke is an enrolled member of the Cahuilla Band of Indians and lives on the Cahuilla Indian Reservation. When not creating artwork or serving as Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside, Gerald oversees the Clarke family cattle ranch and remains heavily involved in Cahuilla culture. He is a frequent lecturer, speaking about Native art, culture and issues. He serves on the Cahuilla Tribal Council and works on issues affecting the tribe. When not working, Clarke participates in Bird Singing, a traditional form of singing that tells the cosmology of the Cahuilla people. https://www.geraldclarke.net
About University of California, Los Angeles - American Indian Studies Center
American Indian Studies Center (AISC) works to facilitate and disseminate research about Indigenous peoples, strengthen Native graduate and undergraduate education as well as seek extramural funds to support student and faculty research, and carry out university and public service programs related to the Center's mission. www.aisc.ucla.edu
About UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance
Defined by a dynamic blend of theory and practice, the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance is a premier program led by a renowned faculty of scholars, activists, curators, filmmakers, and choreographers dedicated to critical cross-cultural analysis and art-making. https://www.wacd.ucla.edu