Will Wilson: Auto Immune Response

May 4, 2006 – September 24, 2006

National Museum of the American Indian George Gustav Heye Center
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
One Bowling Green
New York, NY

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

In this multimedia installation, photographer and artist Will Wilson (Navajo) creates an imagined environment to show what the Navajos' relationship to the land might be like in the distant future. The installation includes several large-scale photographs of a post-apocalyptic voyager traveling within a barren landscape along with comforting cultural symbols -- such as a hogan (a traditional Navajo dwelling) -- coexisting with computers, wires, and futuristic furnishings.

Organized by the Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, and curated by Joe Baker (Delaware). The museum's installation was organized by curator Kathleen Ash-Milby (Navajo).