This lecture by Navajo artist Dakota Mace, sponsored by the School of Art at Kent State University, looks at the influence and interconnectedness of visual traditions such as weaving, photography and, art, etc. from across North America to Central and South America. The artist talk will take place in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Dr.) at Kent State. Free and open to the public.
Dakota Mace is a Diné (Navajo) photographer and textile artist who focuses on translating the language of Diné weaving history and beliefs through alternative photography methods, weaving, beadwork, and papermaking. She has also worked with numerous institutions and programs to develop dialogue and workshops on the importance of cultural appropriation concerning Indigenous design work.
Mace received her MA and MFA degrees in Photography and Textile Design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her BFA in Photography from the Institute of American Indian Arts. She is currently a lecturer in photography at UW–Madison and a photographer for the Center of Design and Material Culture.
An exhibition of artwork by Mace titled “Badahani” which translates to “Their Stories” will be on view at the KSU Downtown Gallery (141 E. Main St., Kent, Ohio) from Nov. 5 - Dec. 18, 2021.