REVOLUTION: RISE AGAINST THE INVASION
For nearly two decades, Virgil Ortiz has told the story of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt through his artwork, contemporizing the central characters as sci-fi superheroes to engage younger generations. This significant historic event is rarely taught, in fact, it has been merely a footnote in most history books, if mentioned at all, but represents one of our nation’s most dramatic uprisings as the Puebloan people banded together to defeat their Spanish colonizers.
ORTIZ LAUNCHES NEW APPAREL LINE
Ortiz debuts his latest collection of narrative graphic t-shirts and hoodies inspired by the central characters from his Pueblo Revolt 1680/2180 storyline and screenplay currently in development. Cuda and Steu, the Aeronaut twins, summoning their fleet to prepare for extreme warfare against the invading Castilian forces. Translator and the Spirit World Army transported to the earth’s realm to aid Tahu and her army of Blind Archers in preparation for an unprecedented revolt. #JoinTheRevolution.
IMMERSIVE PROJECT BRINGS REVOLUTION TO LIFE
Ideum teams up with Virgil Ortiz to create a projection mapped installation fusing his traditional and futuristic art to tell the story of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and takes viewers into the future of the revolt set in 2180.
In 2017, Virgil Ortiz conceptualized his first show of Taboo. It was a unique opportunity for him to engage the unacceptable or forbidden through his work in clay. The success of the show reflected not only his creativity but spoke to people in a way that allowed...read more
Pueblo artist Virgil Ortiz’s time-traveling pottery is bringing crowds into museums — and Native history into the mainstream. Virgil Ortiz isn’t afraid to confront or shock. The Cochiti Pueblo artist regularly tackles difficult, even taboo, subjects with his pottery....read more
Visualize a figure covered entirely in a metallic sheen, sporting black patent leather combat boots, and a chrome morion helmet, like some portentous apocalyptic avatar, fends off invisible enemies with a large sword. It’s a modern-day depiction of the 1680 Pueblo...read more