Public Programs

An Indigenous Present: A Conversation with Jeffrey Gibson, Dyani White Hawk, and Jenelle Porter

Feb 26, 2024

Conceived by artist Jeffrey Gibson, An Indigenous Present features an intergenerational group of Indigenous North American artists, musicians, filmmakers, choreographers, architects, writers, photographers, designers, and more to reflect the diverse and expanding field of Indigenous creative practices. To celebrate the publication of this landmark volume, Gibson, co-editor Jenelle Porter, and contributing artist Dyani White Hawk join in conversation with Scott Rothkopf, the Whitney’s Alice Pratt Brown Director. The discussion explores Gibson’s motivations for making the book and how it was shaped by the contributing artists. Gibson and White Hawk also speak about their individual practices and share their perspectives on the expanding field of art by Indigenous makers.