Thursday, May 29, 2014

must see: Matika Wilbur

Wilbur, 30, has documented nearly 200 tribes so far, visiting cities and remote reservations. She says Project 562 is a way for her to address inaccurate stereotypes as well as to educate people about contemporary indigenous communities. “I’ve been dreaming about the idea of changing the experience for our children,” she says. “The goal is to create an environment in our society that allows our children to be who they are, legally, socially, so that our social construct changes, so that when a non-Indian meets an Indian person, that exchange is different.” In City Arts article Tacoma Art Museum exhibit info
Note the differences in the images chosen to represent the exhibit...

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