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.
If you Google “the first revolution in America,” you’ll get more than five million results for the American Revolution, the one in which Anglo colonists sought independence from the British Crown.
BEHIND VIRGIL ORTIZ’S FANTASTICAL VISION △ The visionary image-maker and storyteller unleashes his latest collection. The Revolt Chargers embodies Ortiz’s passion for creating new characters, shapes, textures, and carvings, provoking a new chapter in his 1680/2180...
In January 2020, Virgil Ortiz spent a week at Tamarind Institute, a leading lithography studio where he created the three prints as part of his Revolt 1680/2180 series. In the storyline, time-travelers move between the historic Pueblo Revolt of 1680 when the Pueblos...