Demian DinéYazhi’ and R.I.S.E. (Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment): A Nation Is a Massacre

In A Nation is a Massacre, the first New York institutional solo exhibition by artist and activist initiative R.I.S.E. (Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment) and Demian DinéYazhi’, its founder, provides a space aimed at creating awareness about ongoing inhumane acts of settler-induced violence against Indigenous bodies. Utilizing Pioneer Works’ Risograph machine, which in operation and aesthetic resembles silkscreen, DinéYazhi’ will be producing a wall-based montage of text and image-based posters on-site. With their political aphorisms, all-caps fonts resembling newspaper headlines, and graphic images and colors, they resemble activist agitprop first popularized by Soviet Russia in the early 20th Century and later adopted and refashioned by artists in the wheat-pasting tradition, like Jenny Holzer and the Guerilla Girls.

Start Date

May 17, 2018

End Date

July 8, 2018


12:00 PM - 06:00 PM


Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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