Jeffrey
Gibson
Apr
20

Nov
24

2024
the space
in which
to place me
the space in which to place me
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Calendar of Events
Upcoming Events
Jun 11, 2024

VENICE INDIGENOUS ARTS SCHOOL

  • 10am–12:30pm

    Lecture: Keywords in Indigenous Arts: Theoretical Framings
    Presenters: Andrea Carlson, Raven Chacon, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Dakota Mace, Isabella Robbins, Sara Siestreem, Kanako Uzawa
    Location: Teatro Ca' Foscari, Calle Larga S. Marta, 2137, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy

    Event registration required.
    RESERVE HERE

    As part of the Venice Indigenous Arts School, this public program will focus on the theoretical underpinnings of developing keywords in Indigenous arts. Often, these terms have no equivalence in Western arts terminology and, therefore, constitute a new means of contextualizing Indigenous arts, one that is centered on Indigenous ways of knowing.

Jun 12, 2024

VENICE INDIGENOUS ARTS SCHOOL

  • 11:30am–12:30pm

    Performance: The Space in Which We Story
    Artists: Avis Charley, Shannon Hooper, Ursala Hudson, Kimberly Fulton Orozco, Cole Taylor, Kathleen Wall
    Location: Forecourt, U.S. Pavilion, Giardini alla Biennale (Biennale tickets required for Giardini entrance)

    No event registration required.

    This outdoor performance by MFA Class of 2025 artists Avis Charley, Shannon Hooper, Ursala Hudson, Kathleen Wall, Kimberly Fulton Orozco, and Cole Taylor will explore the pedagogical practices that often occur around the kitchen table in Native households, activating the Jeffrey Gibson sculpture, the space in which to place me, in the U.S. Pavilion forecourt.

Jun 14, 2024

VENICE INDIGENOUS ARTS SCHOOL

  • 10am–12:30pm

    Lecture: Keywords in Indigenous Arts: Practice
    Presenters: Heidi Brandow, Jordan Poorman Cocker, Yolanda Cruz, Anna Hoover, Miranda Belarde Lewis, Dylan McLaughlin, Jackson Polys, Yvonne Tiger
    Location: Ca' Dolfin, Calle de la Saoneria, 3825/D, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy

    Event registration required.
    RESERVE HERE

    This public program continues the discussion of contemporary Indigenous arts terminology with a focus on the application of this new lexicon within various arts discourses, such as art history, theory, and criticism from the perspective of artist practitioners.

Past Events
Apr 20, 2024

PUBLIC OPENING

  • 10am–7pm

    Giardini della Biennale
    tickets available for purchase via Biennale

  • 2:30–3pm

    Jingle Dance Program
    U.S. Pavilion, Giardini della Biennale
    featuring 26 dancers and singers from the Oklahoma Fancy Dancers and Colorado Inter-Tribal Dancers

Apr 19, 2024

PRE-OPENING

  • 10am–7pm

    Giardini della Biennale
    open with VIP pre-opening passes

  • 10:15–10:30am

    Jingle Dance Program
    featuring dancers and singers from the Oklahoma Fancy Dancers and Colorado Inter-Tribal Dancers.

  • 1:30–2pm

    Indigenous Artist Activations
    featuring Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and Siletz), Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache), Layli Long Soldier (Oglala Lakota)

  • 4–4:15pm

    Jingle Dance Program
    featuring dancers and singers from the Oklahoma Fancy Dancers and Colorado Inter-Tribal Dancers.

Apr 18, 2024

PRE-OPENING

  • 9–10:15am

    Jingle Dance Program: Procession
    Piazza San Marco to U.S. Pavilion, Giardini della Biennale

  • 10am–7pm

    Giardini della Biennale
    open with VIP pre-opening passes

  • 11:15–11:45am

    Press Conference / Inauguration and Jingle Dance Program
    U.S. Pavilion, Giardini della Biennale
    featuring 26 dancers and singers from the Oklahoma Fancy Dancers and Colorado Inter-Tribal Dancers

the space in which to place me
the space in which to place me

Jeffrey Gibson's selection to represent the United States at the 60th Venice Biennale marks the first solo presentation of an Indigenous artist for the U.S. Pavilion. the space in which to place me is commissioned by Kathleen Ash-Milby (Curator of Native American Art, Portland Art Museum), Louis Grachos (Phillips Executive Director, SITE Santa Fe), and Abigail Winograd (Independent Curator) and is presented jointly by the Portland Art Museum and SITE Santa Fe.

Jeffrey Gibson
Jeffrey Gibson
Photo: Brian Barlow

Jeffrey Gibson (born 1972) is an interdisciplinary artist. A member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and of Cherokee descent, Gibson grew up in major urban centers in the United States, Germany, and Korea. He received a bachelor of fine arts in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995 and master of arts in painting at the Royal College of Art, London, in 1998. He was awarded honorary doctorates from Claremont Graduate University (2016) and the Institute of American Indian Arts (2023). He is currently an artist-in-residence at Bard College.

Gibson has received many distinguished awards, including a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant (2012), and a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship Award (2019). Gibson also conceived and coedited the landmark volume An Indigenous Present (2023), which showcases diverse approaches to Indigenous concepts, forms, and media. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Denver Art Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Canada; Portland Art Museum; Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian; and Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.

the space in which to place me

Gibson has forged an interdisciplinary practice and hybrid visual language characterized by a bold use of color, pattern, and text that combines American, Indigenous, and Queer histories with references to popular subcultures, literature, and global aesthetic and artistic traditions. A member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and of Cherokee descent, Gibson deploys these myriad influences as a form of resistance. His practice deconstructs the ways in which notions of taste, authenticity, and persistent stereotypes of Indigenous people are used to delegitimize cultural expressions that exist outside the mainstream.

Organizing Institutions
Portland Art Museum
Portland Art Museum
SITE Santa Fe
SITE Santa Fe
Commissioners
Kathleen Ash-Milby
Photo: Cara Romero

Kathleen Ash-Milby
Commissioner and Curator

Louis Grachos
Photo: Bill Sallans

Louis Grachos
Commissioner

Abigail Winograd
Photo: Cara Romero

Abigail Winograd
Commissioner and Curator

Educational Partners

Institute of American Indian Arts
Venice Indigenous Arts School
Jun 10–14, 2024

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is an arts school uniquely dedicated to the instruction of Indigenous arts from an Indigenous perspective. Since 1962, it has been a center for Indigenous arts production and innovation, boasting a large number of notable Indigenous artists and arts professionals as alumni.

As part of the educational programming for Jeffrey Gibson's 2024 exhibition in the U.S. Pavilion, the space in which to place me, IAIA's MFA in Studio Arts Program has been invited as an Educational Partner to conduct the Venice Indigenous Arts School, a week-long institute featuring lectures, production workshops, screenings, as well as a performance at the US Pavilion taking place between June 10th and 14th.

In collaboration with The New Institute Centre for Environmental Humanities (NICHE) at the Ca' Foscari University, the curriculum for our week-long pedagogical engagement will center on examining “Keywords in Indigenous Arts,” an ongoing project developing an arts vocabulary based on Indigenous ways of knowing. It will include public discussions with Indigenous scholars and artists from around the world engaging in a comparative approach that centers Indigenous terminology in determining the terms by which we engage Contemporary Indigenous Arts discourses.

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if I read you
what I wrote bear
in mind I wrote it
Oct 24–26, 2024

The Center for Indigenous Studies at Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York) will organize a convening in Venice on the relationship of Indigenous North American art and cultures to global histories. Diverse speakers, including practitioners, academics, artists, and theorists, will address the interdisciplinary, transnational nature of Jeffrey Gibson's work in the U.S. Pavilion. The convening will consider how Indigenous aesthetics, futurity, and arts intersect with global practices and modernism. Panels on beads, materiality, economies of labor and trade, aesthetics, poetry, performance, silhouette, and color will celebrate contemporary Indigenous artists, writers, and activists while examining the continued segregation of Indigenous voices in conversations regarding taste making, trade, modernity, and power.

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