The exhibition includes photographs, videos, and cultural artifacts that capture the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation’s annual Crow Fair, held since 1904. Red Star examines the shift away from colonial modes of forced assimilation, documenting a government-sponsored county fair that has been re-appropriated as a vehicle for the revitalization of Apsáalooke cultural ways. Red Star’s interdisciplinary practice emphasizes intergenerational collaboration, and explores the intersection of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures. Raised on the Apsáalooke reservation in Montana, she recasts historical narratives and presents archival materials from the perspective of her own cultural heritage.
Curated by Michelle Grabner
Wendy Red Star holds a BFA from Montana State University, Bozeman, and an MFA in sculpture from the University of California, Los Angeles. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Her work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, the Portland Art Museum, the Hood Art Museum, the St. Louis Art Museum, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, among others. She received an Emerging Artist Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation in 2015, and won the Betty Bowen Award in 2016. This exhibition is Red Star’s first solo show in New York City.
Michelle Grabner is an artist, writer, and curator based in Wisconsin. She is the Crown Family Professor of Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she has taught for twenty years. Grabner co-curated the 2014 Whitney Biennial, and recently curated the 2016 Portland Biennial. She is co-artistic director for FRONT International – Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, which will launch in 2018. Grabner operates the exhibition spaces The Suburban in Milwaukee, and The Poor Farm in rural Wisconsin.
CUE Art Foundation
New York, NY 10001 | U.S.A.