Aperture Conversations

On the Art of Kimowan Metchewais

Thursday, September 24

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a conversation about the work of Cree artist Kimowan Metchewais, whose multidisciplinary approach rearticulates colonial memory and explores the ground on which contemporary Native art and communities might stand. This panel brings together writer and art historian Christopher Green, filmmaker Christina Wegs, and artist Will Wilson, all of who will discuss Metchewais’s life and continuing influence on the art world.

In a series of public programs that accompany the fall issue of Aperture magazine, “Native America,” photographers, historians, and writers discuss the historical relationships between and new perspectives on photography and Native representation.

 

Christopher Green is a writer and art historian based in New York. His research and writing focus on modern and contemporary Indigenous art and primitivisms in history and the neo-avant-garde. His criticism, essays, and reviews have appeared in Aperture, Art in America, Frieze, and Brooklyn Rail, among other publications; his scholarly research has been published in ARTMargins, Winterthur Portfolioab-Original, and BC Studies. He is currently visiting assistant professor of art history at the University of North Texas, Denton.

Lead support of the “Native America” issue of Aperture magazine is provided in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Henry Luce Foundation. Further generous support is provided by the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Significant support of Aperture magazine is provided by The Kanakia Foundation. Additional lead support is provided by Jon Stryker and Slobodan Randjelović.

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