Indigenous Kinship Collective’s Live-Streamed Land Acknowledgement
Jeffrey Gibson; ‘Because Once You Enter My House It Becomes Our House;’ 2020; Courtesy the Artist; Socrates Sculpture Park; Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York; Kavi Gupta, Chicago; Roberts Projects, Los Angeles; Image by Scott Lynch.
* The event has been re-scheduled for Friday, July 24 due to forecasted thunderstorms on Wednesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 23.
Please Note: The Park closes to the public at 4pm the day of the event and remains closed during the event, it can only be viewed online via Instagram & Facebook.
Socrates artist Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Choctaw-Cherokee) has invited the Indigenous Kinship Collective (KIN) – “a community of Indigenous womxn, femmes, and gender non conforming folx who gather on Lenni Lenape land to honor each other and our relatives through art, activism, education, and representation” – to perform a Native Land Acknowledgement at the Park. The Land Acknowledgement will be live-streamed online on Socrates’ Facebook & Instagram account as part of the Online Celebration for Jeffrey Gibson’s Monument Unveiling, which also includes a performance by acclaimed violinist Laura Ortman. KIN has requested that those who are able to do so at this time please make a donation to the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women.
Programming for Jeffrey Gibson‘s ‘Because Once You Enter My House It Becomes Our House‘ is made possible by generous support from VIA Art Fund, Roberts Projects, Los Angeles; and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York. It is also made possible with funds from the NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.