Loading Events

« All Events

Rostros Indigenas: Portrait Photography by Miguel Akira Mar

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT

Rostros Indígenas–Un manifiesto Indio

This series has come from years of anger, despair, and frustration at the political institutions and societal values that allow the exploitation and murder of indigenous descendants and others.

Rostros Indígenas is a call to all indigenous descendants in recognizing their innate power and mobilizing it to dismantle these colonial societies.

We must understand that change will not come from the people who benefit from this system. It can only come by those who are directly Impacted by such destructive society

The anger that I feel is not from hate but from love and understanding our interconnectedness to each other.

Only in being able to recognize my beauty and worth, that this art is possible. Only in understanding these things, that my life has been given meaning, despite the colonial values imposed on me
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Esta serie proviene de años de ira, desesperación y frustración en las instituciones políticas y los valores sociales que permiten la explotación y los asesinatos de descendientes indígenas y otros.

Rostros Indígenas es una llamada a todos los descendientes indígenas para que reconozcan su poder innato y lo movilicen para desmantelar estas sociedades coloniales.

Debemos entender que el cambio no vendrá de las personas que se benefician de este sistema. El cambio solo puede venir de aquellos que están directamente afectados por una sociedad tan destructiva

La ira que siento no es por el odio sino por el amor y la comprensión de nuestra interconexión entre nosotros.

Solo al ser capaz de reconocer mi belleza y valor, que este arte es posible. Solo al comprender estas cosas, a mi vida se le ha dado sentido, a pesar de los valores coloniales que se me imponen.

Rostros Indígenas es un manifiesto indio
Dedicado a todos los descendientes indígenas.

Rostros Indígenas is an Indian manifesto
Dedicated to all indigenous descendants.

–Akira–

SerieStatement—–

ROSTROS INDIGENAS SEEKS TO HIGHLIGHT THE BEAUTY EXIST IN INDIGENOUS DESCENDANTS AND AREN’T TAUGHT TO RECOGNIZE IT IN THEMSELVES WITHIN COLONIAL SOCIETIES.

FOR MANY CULTURES LIKE MY OWN CURRENTLY SURVIVING UNDER COLONIALISM, IT HAS BEEN EMBEDDED IN OUR PSYCHES, THAT, IN ORDER TO SAVE OURSELVES, WE MUST LEAVE BEHIND OUR ANCESTORS’ LANGUAGES AND PURIFY OUR BLOOD BY MARRYING AND HAVING CHILDREN WITH A WHITE PERSON.

OVER THE LAST 500 YEARS, MANY PEOPLE OF INDIGENOUS DESCENT HAVE SILENTLY LOST THEIR TONGUES IN EXCHANGE FOR “OPPORTUNITIES,” “ACCEPTANCE,” AND MOST CRITICALLY, OUR SURVIVAL WITHIN THESE SOCIETIES. THIS HAS DETACHED US FROM OUR ROOTS AND LEFT US DISORIENTED. WE HAVE INTERNALIZED THAT TO BE WITH A WHITE PERSON, IS TO PROGRESS AND SUCCEED IN LIFE.

“ASI VAMOS A PURIFICAR NUESTRA SANGRE”

“THIS IS HOW WE’RE GOING TO PURIFY OUR BLOOD,” MY

FAMILY WOULD SAY.

COLONIAL SOCIETIES WILL ALWAYS DEFINE US ACCORDING TO OUR FUNCTIONS WITHIN THEM, INSTEAD OF OUR CULTURES HAVING THE INALIENABLE POWER TO EXIST ACCORDING TO OUR OWN SEPARATE CUSTOMS. THOSE IN POWER DON’T WANT US TO EXIST AS OUR OWN, SO ITS FOOLISH THAT WE STRIVE TO HAVE A BETTER PLACE IN THEM BY CHANGING THEIR LAWS, POLICIES, AND INSTITUTIONS. IN REALITY, WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE THAT WE DON’T WANT TO EXIST WITHIN THESE DESTRUCTIVE SOCIETIES.

EVEN THOUGH COLONIALISM STILL REIGNS OVER OUR ANCESTRAL LANDS, IT WILL ONLY BE THROUGH THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR INNATE BEAUTY, POWER AND IDENTITY, THAT WE CAN BEGIN TO DISMANTLE THIS SOCIETY AND REPLACE IT. ONLY THEN CAN WE ALL START HEALING

Akira-portraits.com ——–Website

—-AKIRA——
THE INEVITABLE SELF-DESTRUCTION OF AMERICAN SOCIETY
IG:AKIRA.PORTRAITS

ROSTROS INDIGENAS WILL BE EXHIBITED Oct 19 2019 AT THE AGITATOR GALLERY IN CHICAGO

Limited prints will be sold at $500
50% of the profits will go towards the models
the other half will go to the Agitator gallery
Any proceeds towards my labor will be use to pay my DACA Renewal fee of $495, which expires 11/17/2019

Details

Date:
October 19
Time:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , ,

Organizer

Miguel Akira Mar

Venue

Agitator
1112 N. Ashland
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
+ Google Map
Website:
agitatorgallery.com