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Exhibition February 13 − June 9, 2019

Jeffrey Gibson: Anthropophagic effect

New Museum of Modern Art in New York presents an exhibition "Jeffrey Gibson: Anthropophagic effect".

Artist Jeffrey Gibson (born 1972, Colorado Springs, Colorado) is a resident of the winter / spring research and development department of the Department of Education and Public Participation: Heritage.

For this exhibition, Gibson released a new series of clothes and helmets that used techniques studied during the stay, including weaving baskets with reeds on the southeast river, Algonquian bark bites and porcupine bites — crafts that many tribes were engaged in in this country long before that, as European settlers arrived.

The name Anthropophagic Effect refers to the legendary Anthropophage Manifesto by Oswald de Andrade in 1928, who argued that indigenous communities could devour the culture of the colonialists using it as a way to give up domination and radically transform Western culture for their own purposes.

Gibson notes that handicrafts and samples of indigenous peoples have historically been used to denote identity, tell stories, describe places, and denote cultural specificities.

Based on the materials of the official site New Museum.