501 Jeffrey Gibson: Resource Center
We wanted to show the exhibition history of the American Indian Community House here in New York City which is where I had my first solo exhibition in 2005. There were some difficulty and challenges in terms of securing the archive but luckily Kathleen Ash-Milby had a selection of materials from the time she served as the curator and director of the community house. So well be showing that. We’ll also feature a number of indigenous musicians, who are contemporary musicians working today, across the board, everything from folk, to rock, and hip hop, and rap, also some DJs. But also it made me realize there’s a lot of 20th century, mid 20th century ad up to the end of the 20th century, musicians that really people are unaware of or maybe are familiar with their music but are unaware that they have an indigenous background. So I wanted to use the resource space as a place to highlight those musicians and just different kinds of cultural making by indigenous people over the last 50-60 years.
Audio guide: ‘“Jeffrey Gibson: The Anthropophagic Effect”: Introduction,’ New Museum, New York, 2019.