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Will Wilson CIPX Project
Start Date: 11/17/2018Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Date: 11/17/2018End Time: 3:00 PM
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Event Description:
Will Wilson, native Diné photographer and center of our focus exhibition, is hosting a pop-up portrait studio where he will engage guests in the Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX). Referencing the photographs of Edward Curtis, Wilson intends to produce a contemporary visual reimagining of Native American culture through his photographs. Depicting local Native Americans who work to expand the role of their customs and heritage in today’s society, Wilson follows Curtis’s documentary practice, but with a renewed, open, and more fully representative eye. He uses the historic wet plate collodion process, and offers the tintype itself as a gift to the subject in return for the photograph. This pop-up will be open to all who wish to view the process in action. Wilson will then speak on the exhibition’s panel later this evening, alongside various Native individuals whose work focuses on seeking justice and a more prominent role for Native culture in contemporary America.

Free, No registration required
Location Information:
Off Campus - Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art  (View Map)
600 Museum Way
Bentonville, AR 72712
United States
Phone: 479-418-5700
Contact Information:
Name: Crystal Bridges
Phone: 479-657-2335
Will Wilson CIPX Project

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