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Jeffrey Gibson: When Fire Is Applied to a Stone It Cracks


Brooklyn Museum / New York / Art

Indigenous art, according to the artist Jeffrey Gibson, himself of Choctaw-Cherokee lineage, has “historically been used to signify identity, tell stories, describe place, and mark cultural specificity. I engage materials and techniques as strategies to describe a contemporary narrative.” Working to dismantle cultural prejudice, Gibson’s multimedia installations question traditional institutional practices. In this exhibition, he’s placed selected works from the museum’s permanent collection alongside his own, to create a provocative curatorial dialogue. —E.C.

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