Indigenous New York, Artist Perspectives, focuses on contemporary indigenous artist perspectives and practices, grounded in innovative projects. This colloquium series, presented by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, has consisted of three gatherings of curators, artists, critics, and scholars of Native American, First Nations, and Indigenous descent and their non-indigenous colleagues that focus on indigeneity and the legacy of colonialism, and position the local as evidence of concerns shared globally.
November 2017 brings the third and final colloquia to culmination with a three part event:
- Friday, November 17: Performance event by artist Nadia Myre (Algonquin member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinaabeg First Nation), artist Suzanne Kite (Oglala Lakota), and musician and composer Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache).
- Saturday, November 18: Presentation of key findings, focusing on artistic practices. In the afternoon’s public presentation the following artists discuss the intersection of these topics and their individual artistic projects:Richard Bell, Tent Embassy
Maria Hupfield and Jason Lujan, Native Art Department International
Suzanne Kite, Everything I Say Is True, and Nadia Myre, A Casual Reconstruction
Cristóbal Martínez and Kade Twist, Postcommodity
- Unholding, an exhibition and series of public programs at Artists Space that feature multiple generations of Indigenous artists.
The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is proud to support the Indigenous New York program as part of the Vera List Center’s 2015-2017 curatorial programs on Post Democracy.