The shifting status of Santa Fe's land and inhabitants is not a history paved with golden streets and daffodils. This week, artist collective PostCommodity opens a show in response to the

of Santa Fe.

Check out SFR's audio-visual slide slide for a peek behind the scenes.---

With the help of the

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

, four Native American artists take us through the past, present and future of this landscape, and mark the struggle for continuity and self-determination of its indigenous people.

 

Made up of Kade Twist, Nathan Young, Raven Chacon, and Steven Yazzie,

presents 

It Wasn't the Dream of Golden Cities

.

The group's work takes the form of a three-part installation.

Outside, “P’oe iwe naví unp'oe dinmuu” (My Blood Is in the Water) displays a taxidermied mule deer, 15 feet in the air.

Inside, a multimedia piece places viewers inside a

Pueblo Revolt

-era ambush and an audio-video piece explores the shifting status of the land around Santa Fe.

It Wasn't the Dream of Golden Cities
Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
108 Cathedral Place 
505-983-8900

Opens Aug. 2

Reception 5-7 pm Aug. 19

Through Jan. 2, 2011