Join us for an artist talk with Wendy Red Star as she discusses her 2017 project Um-basax-bilua (Where They Make the Noise) 1904–2016, a celebration of cultural perseverance, colonial resistance, and ingenuity. A visual record of found and personal photographs and cultural memorabilia, Red Star’s annotated timeline summarizes the century-long history of the Crow Fair, and examines the cultural shift from colonial forced assimilation to cultural reclamation.
Please make sure to also check out corresponding exhibition Um-basax-bilua (Where They Make the Noise) 1904–2016, 2017.
Featuring: Wendy Red Star
Wendy Red Star
Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) Reservation in Montana, Wendy Red Star’s work is informed by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance.
An avid researcher of archives and historical narratives, Red Star seeks to incorporate and recast her research, offering new and unexpected perspectives in work that is at once inquisitive, witty, and unsettling. Red Star holds a BFA from Montana State University, Bozeman, and an MFA in sculpture from the University of California, Los Angeles.
She lives and works in Portland, Oregon, and is guest editor of Native America, the Fall 2020 issue of Aperture magazine.
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Aperture #240, Fall 2020
This fall, as debates around nationalism and borders in North America reach a fever pitch, Aperture magazine releases “Native America,” a special issue about photography and Indigenous lives, guest edited by the artist Wendy Red Star. Buy the issue now or click here to subscribe at a special Photoville discount.
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