Saturday, July 21, 2018

Yekaterinburg's MoFA to debut Native American photo exhibits

Yekaterinburg's Museum of Fine Arts announced early this week that it will be opening two simultaneous photo exhibitions featuring Native Americans on Friday.

The "In our opinion: a photo exhibition of North American Indians" and "Regeneration" will both open at 5 p.m. on Aug. 8, Oblastnaya Gazeta reports.

The "In our opinion" series will feature photographic works created by Native American artists, including Jamison Hour Banks, Anna Hoover, Tom Jones, Larry McNeil, Shealy Niro Matic Wilbur and Tiffany Yazzie. The photographs will depict a variety of topics ranging from domestic scenes to political activism. The works span from the early 1900s to today and will offer visitors an insight into the lives of modern Native Americans.

"Regeneration," an exhibit on loan from the Museum de L'Elize in Laussane, France, is devoted to the study of and representation of young creative photographers from across the globe. The photos included in "Regeneration" were taken during the period of 2005 to 2009 by photographers in Europe, Asia and the U.S. During the exhibit's tenure in France, it attracted more than 120,000 viewers, according to Oblastnaya Gazeta.

Both exhibits will remain on display at the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts until Sept. 14.