Join us for a live, virtual discussion on Dec. 2 for a conversation between Heard Museum Fine Arts Curator, Erin Joyce and special guest, celebrated artist Kali Spitzer. Kali Spitzer is a conceptual photographer working in film, habitually using 35mm, 120 and large format in her work, as well as utilizing the wet plate collodion process with an 8×10 camera. Spitzer’s series Places is featured in our latest exhibition Larger Than Memory: Contemporary Art from Indigenous North America. A recording of this event will be released to the public on Dec. 7.
Her work includes portraits, figure studies and photographs of her community. Spitzer documents Indigenous practices with a sense of urgency, highlighting their vital cultural significance. She focuses on cultural revitalization through her art, whether in the medium of photography, ceramics, tanning hides, or hunting as a form of Indigenous resistance and survivance. She views all of these practices as art and as part of an exploration of self.