An Indigenous Present

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9.69 X 12.28 X 1.65 inches | 6.55 pounds

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About the Author
Jeffrey Gibson is a contemporary American painter and sculptor of Choctaw-Cherokee heritage. He is currently an artist in residence and professor at Bard College in Annandale-On-Hudson, New York.
Candice Hopkins is senior curator of the 2019 Toronto Biennial of Art; co-curator of the 2018 SITE Santa Fe biennial, Casa Tomada; and part of the curatorial team for Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, Germany. She also co-curated the major exhibitions Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, various venues; and the 2014 SITElines biennial, Unsettled Landscapes, Santa Fe. Her writing has been published widely; recent essays and presentations include "Outlawed Social Life" for South as a State of Mind magazine and Sounding the Margins: A Choir of Minor Voices, Small Projects, Tromsø, Norway. She has lectured internationally, including at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Tate Modern, Dak'Art: African Contemporary Art Biennale, Artists Space, Tate Britain, and the University of British Columbia. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art and the Foundation Prince Pierre de Monaco's 2016 Prix pour un essai critique sur l'art contemporain. She is a citizen of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation.
This is a gorgeous coffee table book that offers a visual delight of art by the leading practitioners of contemporary art from the Native American, Alaska Native, Inuit, and First Nations communities...I'd highly recommend.--Bishara Hakim "Hyperallergic"
The nearly 450-page volume renders solid a new paradigm of representation and visibility of Native North American art.--Kate Mothes "Colossal"
Challenges the outsider's destructive fascination with Indigenous cultures, inverting and inviting it into a new perspective authored by Indigenous artists themselves.--Lauren Christensen "The New York Times Book Review"
Narrative breaks follow sumptuous art photography throughout An Indigenous Present, manifesting the project's mission to marry concept, form, and medium as well as connection, influence, and conversation.--Maya Kotomori "Document Journal"
A large-format book with beautiful images that includes thoughts from curators, poets and writers - all while infusing the cultural and distinctly different identities of communities.--Kayla Macinnis "IndigiNews"
It is the only book of its kind, and it takes this burden seriously by highlighting what is unique to and shared by the featured artists.--Kat Herriman "Cultured"
This hefty and highly anticipated new book represents an unprecedented and overdue survey of scores of Indigenous artists and creators.--Shana Nys Dambrot "LA Weekly"
Perhaps no title could be more of-the-moment than "An Indigenous Present"...showcases a stunning diversity of approaches that draw on Native American traditions and histories.--Ann Landi "Wall Street Journal"
The book defied my expectations. It's truly a gift, showing how these Indigenous artists are setting the standards for creative realms that are yet to be defined, while also carrying their traditions and communities forward.--Nancy Zastudil "Hyperallergic"
The photographs alone will ensure that many readers will want to see more. Glorious color illustrations, in full-page and two-page spreads, eloquently make the case that a wealth of art exists that deserves to be known.--Andrea Kirsh "Artblog"
Overlapping themes, histories, and creative strategies--in addition to outward displays and forms of solidarity--are evident throughout An Indigenous Present, and likely reflect not only Gibson's incisive work as an editor but also a creative network that is held together by a commitment to future forms of collectivity.--Maymanah Farhat "Brooklyn Rail"