INDIAN FIRST: IDENTITY, APPROPRIATION AND RECLAMATION

On the Road, digital print, 2006

Indian First: Identity, Appropriation and Reclamation features photographic works by Ho-Chunk artist, Tom Jones.   The exhibition is represented by two bodies of work, I am Indian First and Artist Second and “Native” Commodity.  Through the use of abstraction and documentation Jones’ work raises questions about identity and representation, providing a unique perspective on the commodification of Native cultures.  His photographs encourage a thoughtful critique of cultural appropriation and point toward the long-term effects of this practice on Native people.

 

On-view:  October 19th – January 26th, 2012.

 

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