PANEL ON THE LAND BACK MOVEMENT
WITH ARTISTS JEREMY DENNIS, KOYOLTZINTLI MIRANDA-RIVADENEIRA,
NOUR BATYNE, AND COMMUNITY ACTIVIST KELLY DENNIS
Friday, September 30, 6pm
Installation view: Jeremy Dennis, Return Our Stolen Sacred Shinnecock Hills, 2022. Digital collage for billboard, 20 x 38 feet.
Koyoltzintli Miranda-Rivadeneira, Have You Forgotten How Magical You Are?, 2021-2022.
Digital collage for billboard. 20 x 38 feet. Photos: Victor Miranda
WATER MILL, 9/16/2022—Indigenous artists Jeremy Dennis (Shinnecock) and Koyoltzintli Miranda-Rivadeneira (Ecuadorian, Chi’xi) will discuss the Land Back movement in a roundtable discussion with Shinnecock Council Trustee and attorney Kelly Dennis, and artist Nour Batyne on Friday, September 30 at 6pm, in person at the Museum. Work by Miranda-Rivadeneira and Jeremy Dennis is featured on the Shinnecock Monuments as part of the exhibition Another Justice: US is Them–Hank Willis Thomas | For Freedoms, on view through November 6 at the Museum, and offsite at the Monuments on Montauk Highway. Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is recommended. Tickets will be available at the door. All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.
Jeremy Dennis (b. 1990, Southampton, NY) and Miranda-Rivadeneira (b. 1983, New York City, NY) are among 12 contemporary artists from For Freedoms—the artist coalition founded by conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas, Eric Gottesman, Michelle Woo, and Wyatt Gallery—represented in the exhibition. Another Justice: US is Them includes nearly 30 works and series—many created specifically for the exhibition—in mixed media, sculpture, site-specific installation, wall painting, and photography.
Jeremy Dennis is a contemporary fine art photographer and a tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation. In his work, he explores indigenous identity, culture, and assimilation. He received a 2016 Dreamstarter Grant from Running Strong for American Indian Youth to pursue On This Site, which uses photography to showcase significant Native American sites on Long Island. A Parrish collection artist, Dennis was the 2018 Parrish Road Show artist, and part of Art on the Grid by Public Art Fund in 2020. He lives on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, where he founded Ma’s House, a BIPOC artist residency.
Koyoltzintli Miranda-Rivadeneria is an interdisciplinary artist, plant worker, and educator living in New York. She grew up in the coast of Ecuador and the Andes, geographies that permeate her work. She focuses on geopoetics, ancestral technologies, ritual, and storytelling through collaborative processes and personal narratives. Intersectional theories and earth-based healing inform her practice., Work by Miranda-Rivadeneria, who was nominated for Prix Pictet in 2019, has been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, the United Nations, Aperture Foundation, and the Photographic Museum of Humanity. She received the Photographic Fellowship at the Musee du Quai Branly in Paris and a NYFA Fellowship.
Kelly Dennis is a licensed attorney specializing in Federal American Indian Law, and Secretary of the Council of Trustees for the Shinnecock Indian Nation. She is a newly appointed member of the Department of Interior Advisory Committee for Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland representing Eastern Regional Tribal Nations. Dennis is also an artist primarily working in painting to depict culturally significant symbolism and narratives.
Nour Batyne is a creative producer, facilitator, and artist whose work lies at the intersection of immersive storytelling, futures thinking, and social innovation. She is a Next Generation Foresight Practitioner Fellow at the School of International Futures and serves as an Associate Instructor for the Nonprofit Management M.S. program at Columbia University. With a global portfolio of work, Batyne is currently based in New York City and is an organizer for the Wide Awakes, an open-source network that radically reimagines the future through creative collaboration.
The Land Back panel is part of a series of programs created in conjunction with the exhibition and organized in partnership with The Watermill Center which invited several artists from the For Freedoms collective for a residency from September 14 to October 7, 2022, as part of their Inga Maren Otto Fellowship for visual artists in an ongoing partnership with the Parrish. The panel at the Museum is among several public programs, workshops, and thematic Town Halls with members of the East End community taking place at both The Watermill Center and the Parrish. Each program will be centered on an Another Justice campaign themes including gender, the individual’s role in justice, and land appropriation.
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