Diné (Navajo) photographer Will Wilson’s ongoing “Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX)” project is dedicated to creating a contemporary vision of Native North America. Wilson combines 19th century wet plate (tintype) photography with 21st century AR technology to create new conversations about Indigenous identity. To expand the conversation, historical images from Edward Curtis’ “The North American Indian” (1907-1930) will also be on view, as well as selections from Wilson’s new series “Connecting the Dots,” depicting the pollution and damaging effects of uranium mining on Navajo lands.
In 2021-2022, Denison University will feature Indigenous art exhibits, speakers, and dance performances by the Laura C. Harris Series focused on the theme, “Imagining Together: Indigenous Activisms and Feminisms.” Guest speakers and artists include U.S. Poet Joy Harjo, photographer Will Wilson, Red Sky performance, Professor Kim TallBear (author of “Native American DNA”), Professor Robin Wall Kimmerer (author of “Braiding Sweetgrass”), Maura Garcia Dance, and more. The aim is to deepen and broaden campus conversations in Indigenous studies, activisms, and histories, over the course of the year and beyond.
Generous support provided by the Art Bridges Foundation and the Laura C. Harris Series.
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