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Creative Time Receives $100,000 Multi-Year Award from The Andy Warhol Foundation

January 13th, 2022

Creative Time is honored to receive a $100,000, Multi-Year Award from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Together with a grant from The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, the award will fund Give it Back by New Red Order (NRO), the Indigenous-led collective’s first large-scale public artwork.

Slated to open in 2023, the multi-year research, public art, and architectural project is planned to devise strategies and activate new avenues toward the transfer of land back to Indigenous people. Give it Back continues NRO’s ongoing recruitment of willing settler-colonists to ‘give back’ what was stolen and will work towards the creation of a community nexus to enact and sustain Indigenous-led sovereignty movements.

New Red Order is known for their work with networks of informants and accomplices to create grounds for Indigenous futures. Named from an older, extant secret society dubbed “The Improved Order of the Red Men,” whose redface rituals and regalia represent the United States’ long standing appropriation of Indigenous cultures amidst the violent displacement of Indigenous land and life, NRO asks how this desire to preserve while attempting to destroy indigeneity could be channeled toward productive and sustainable ends.

New Red Order is a public secret society facilitated by core contributors Jackson Polys, Adam Khalil, and Zack Khalil. Polys is a multi-disciplinary artist who examines negotiations toward the limits and viability of desires for Indigenous growth. He holds an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University and was the recipient of a Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Mentor Artist Fellowship. Adam Khalil is a filmmaker and artist whose practice attempts to subvert traditional forms of image making through humor, relation, and transgression. He received his B.A. from Bard College and is co-founder of COUSINS Collective. Zack Khalil is a filmmaker and artist whose work explores an Indigenous worldview and undermines traditional forms of historical authority through the excavation of alternative histories and the use of innovative documentary forms. He received his B.A. at Bard College in the Film and Electronic Arts Department, and is a UnionDocs Collaborative Fellow and Gates Millennium Scholar. Their work has appeared at Artists Space, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Lincoln Center, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, New York Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Toronto Biennial 2019, Walker Arts Center, and Whitney Biennial 2019, among other institutions.