Date & Time:
Thu March 31, 2022
12:30 PM-1:00 PM
The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Open to the public, online
Join the Block Museum for a look at artworks from the collection that explore ideas of excess, consumption, and the environment, and offer an interdisciplinary perspective on the climate crisis. This online talk is led by Block staff and inspired by The Story of More by Hope Jahren, Northwestern University’s 2021-2022 One Book One Northwestern (OBON) selection.
We will be learning from Lois Taylor Biggs, Terra Foundation Curatorial Research Fellow and Interim Curatorial Assistant. Lois will be focusing on Will Wilson's photograph Shiprock Disposal Cell, Shiprock, New Mexico, Navajo Nation, from the series Connecting the Dots for a Just Transition. She will discuss the work in relation to the entanglement of American landscape painting and photography with colonial consumption of land. Additionally, she will consider Wilson’s ongoing interest in Indigenous portraiture, which – like Connecting the Dots for a Just Transition – engages formal histories of photography to make its critical contribution.
Presented by the Block Museum in partnership with The Alumnae of Northwestern University.
Lois Taylor Biggs is an emerging writer, curator, and art historian of Oklahoma Cherokee, White Earth Ojibwe, and white settler descent. She resides on Council of Three Fires homelands in Chicago, IL. Lois is currently the Terra Foundation Curatorial Research Fellow and Interim Curatorial Assistant at Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art, where she is part of a curatorial team developing an exhibition focused on an Indigenous art history of Chicago. She holds a BA in Comparative Literary Studies and Art History from Northwestern University, where she served as a student leader within the Northwestern University Native American and Indigenous Alliance, and a Fulbright-funded MA in Social History of Art from the University of Leeds, where she wrote a dissertation on Anishinaabe art history as expressed within Robert Houle’s 2010 installation Paris/Ojibwa. Her research interests include archival studies, Indigenous curatorial practice, and Indigenous art historical methodology.
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