Photographing GTMO and the Pretend Villages of Iraq and Afghanistan
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Artist's Lecture: Since 2005, Christopher Sims has been making photographs within fictions Iraqi and Afghan villages on the training grounds of U.S. military bases as well as photographing daily life at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station. A former photo archivist at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, he is the Undergraduate Education Director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.
Jihad Lamp, Fort Polk, Louisiana. 2006. Photograph by Christopher Sims
The Lost Museum (ongoing)
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - Sunday, May 31, 2015
The Jenks Society for Lost Museums has given Brown’s nineteenth-century Museum of Natural History and Anthropology, a second life. Working with artist Mark Dion, the Society has re-collected scattered relics and remnants, transformed words into spaces, and fragments of curatorial description into spectral art. A three-part installation re-imagines the office of the museum’s founder, showcases the remaining fragments of the collection, and conjures the ghosts of artifacts once found in the museum back into existence – as reimagined by over 80 artists.