Inside “Delegation” with Wendy Red Star and Karl Davis

Join Aperture and Oregon Contemporary for a conversation between Apsáalooke (Crow) artist Wendy Red Star and our executive director Karl Davis, celebrating the launch of Red Star's book  Delegation (Aperture, 2022).

Inside "Delegation" with Wendy Red Star and Karl Davis: Saturday, May 28, 6:00 p.m at Oregon Center for Contemporary Art

Following the discussion, Red Star will be signing copies of her book

Red Star's photography recasts historical narratives with wit, candor, and a feminist, Indigenous perspective, centering Native American life and material culture through imaginative self-portraiture, vivid collages, archival interventions, and site-specific installations. Whether referencing nineteenth-century Crow leaders or 1980s pulp fiction, museum collections or family pictures, Red Star's practice questions the role of the photographer in shaping Indigenous representation.

Including a dynamic array of Red Star's lens-based works from 2006 to the present and a range of essays, stories, and poems by award-winning historians and writers, Delegation-a copublication with Documentary Arts-is a spirited testament to an influential artist's singular vision. It builds upon the success of Aperture magazine's Fall 2020 issue, "Native America," and the traveling exhibition Native America: In Translation, curated by Red Star.