SESSION ONE | 11:00AM – 12:00PM
BEST PRACTICES WITH NATIVE
ART DEPARTMENT INTERNATIONAL
Led by Maria Hupfield, Jason Lujan
COOPER FOUNDATION BUILDING, 6TH FLOOR, ROOM 604F
Note: No advance registration required. Sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Native Art Department International will lead a discussion-based workshop on best practices to create alternatives to the traditional, competitive atmosphere of art production and exhibition. This workshop will include dialogues and explorations based on the ideas that art should exist as a venture to nourish collaboration and approaches that place artists against one another should be replaced by more mutualist and participatory practices.
Native Art Department International is a collaborative project of the wife-and-husband pair of artists Maria Hupfield and Jason Lujan. They curate group exhibitions in which they show and make work together as a way to counter the pigeonholing of contemporary art by Native Americans and people of First Nations descent.
Maria Hupfield is a transdisciplinary artist / Anishinaabek from Wasauksing First Nation, Canada. Her exhibition The One Who Keeps on Giving was a production of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. She is a Guest Curator, Artist of Color Council Movement Research, (2019/20), with a solo exhibition at the Heard Museum, Arizona (2019).
Jason Lujan is from Marfa, Texas. His multidisciplinary work sidesteps Native American identity to focus on transnational experiences and aesthetics. Lujan has exhibited at the Heard Museum, Arizona; National Museum of the American Indian, NY; Curitiba Biennial, Brazil; and the Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares, Mexico. He curates and co-organizes exhibitions and is a board chair at ABC No Rio.