Zig Jackson, whose Indian name is Rising Buffalo, is the first Indigenous photographer to be awarded a Guggenheim. The Guggenheim Foundation awards fellowships to individuals making their mark in the sciences, humanities, and creative arts. Jackson, who is of Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara descent, was raised on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota and attended the government Indian boarding school systems. These photographs represent the Guggenheim winning works that deconstruct myths and offer a critique of art history’s tendencies to exoticize Indigenous peoples. Among these eight series is perhaps Jackson’s best-known work “Entering Zig’s Indian Reservation.” In this series, the artist uses self-portraits occupying areas with a homemade reservation sign. Jackson’s photographs consider territorial land claims, as well as dialog between the body – his own, of tourists, or the bodies of other Indigenous persons – and land, property, and signification.
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March 1, 5-7pm. Talk at 5:30pm
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