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Fred Wilson

Fred Wilson is a conceptual artist whose work deals with themes of social justice. Wilson’s installations examine, question, and deconstruct the traditional display of art and artifacts in museums. During the Spring 2013 semester, YI Leaders worked with Wilson on a photography project that was exhibited at the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. Students visited Wilson’s studio and met with him at the Museum to learn about his artistic practice and inspirations. Together the group came up with a studio project that examined the importance that observation held for them as young people in New York City. Teens used both digital and 120mm manual cameras to photograph a series of images that interpreted the theme.