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.
Now open through January 6, 2019.
REVOLUTION FW2018 COLLECTION
Ortiz debuts his latest collection of narrative graphic t-shirts and hoodies inspired by the leading 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…to be continued.
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.
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
Imagine foreign forces abruptly entering your homeland, enforcing laws, invalidating your religion, prohibiting the expression of your culture, plundering your resources, and executing your family members and fellow citizens. Then, after nearly a century living under...read more
Virgil Ortiz dipped a brush into an orb of black paint on his palm, swirled it amid the contours of a model’s neck, then spiraled it downward around his chest. He says the designs could be mustaches or sperm tails. Crowned in a black helmet of plastic foam blades, the...read more