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The REDress Project, An Outdoor Art Installation

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Daily, Now - March 31, 2019
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For the first time in the United States, the National Museum of the American Indian presents “The REDress Project” by Métis artist Jamie Black. The outdoor art installation of empty red dresses centers on the issue of missing or murdered indigenous women. Black hopes to draw attention to the gendered and racialized nature of violent crimes against Native women and to evoke a presence through the marking of absence. In her artwork, Black attempts to create a dialogue around social and political issues, especially through an exploration of the body and the land as contested sites of historical and cultural knowledge. “The REDress Project” positions the indigenous female body as a target of colonial violence while reclaiming space for an indigenous female presence. These dresses has been collected through community donation, and have been installed at several Canadian galleries, museums and universities since 2011. This special installation will be on view from March 1 through the 31 to commemorate Women’s History Month.

Event Location

National Museum of the American Indian
4th St. & Independence Ave. SW,
Washington, DC 20024
National Mall


(202) 633-6888 or alvarezma () si ! edu

Admission: FREE


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