Maintaining Good Relations

Native Art Department International (Maria Hupfield, Jason Lujan) and Christopher Green

Audio Livestream
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Artists Space
55 Walker Street

Maintaining Good Relations is a daylong live audio broadcast that seeks to emancipate listeners from their desire for consumable identities. On location at Artists Space, Native Art Department International invites guests for live interviews and conversations, and review and critique art exhibitions, discuss news and current events, and play music. The book No Reservation: New York Contemporary Native American Art Movement is available for sale.

Organized by six hourly, broadly themed segments, the program prioritizes intersectionality and the value of exchange. Topics include art criticism, spiritual and physical well being, community and gentrification, gender, environment and land, politics, and activism. In person guests include local artists, curators, writers, and activists from an international background.

A music playlist, selected by Native Art Department International, is being played intermittently over the course of the program.

Starting From Zero

Downtown Stories

Lines of Research

Positive Outcomes

Dream Logic

Native Art Department International is a collaborative long-term project created and administered by Maria Hupfield and Jason Lujan. It focuses on communications platforms and art world systems of support while at the same time functioning as an emancipation from identity-based artwork. It seeks to circumvent easy categorization by comprising a diverse range of activities, such as curated exhibitions, video screenings, panel talks, collective art making, and an online presence, each which contain an undercurrent of positive progress through cooperation and non-competition.

Based in Brooklyn New York, Maria Hupfield is an interdisciplinary artist from Canada, and a member of the Anishinaabek Nation at Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario. Her recent traveling solo exhibition The One Who Keeps on Giving opened the thirtieth anniversary season of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto in partnership with Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal; Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax; and Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris. She is a current BRIC Workspace Resident and working onsite for Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field, Museum of Arts and Design, New York.

Jason Lujan is originally from Marfa, Texas. His multidisciplinary work sidesteps labels of Native American identity to focus on transnational experiences and aesthetics. Lujan has recently exhibited at Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY; Curitiba Biennial, Brazil; and I Bienal Continental de Artes Indígenas Contemporáneas at the Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares, Mexico City, Mexico. He curates and co-organizes exhibitions, and is a board chair at the New York City arts nonprofit ABC No Rio.

Christopher Green is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has written for Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, and Hyperallergic, and his articles and essays have appeared in ARTMargins, Winterthur Portfolio, and exhibition catalogues by the New Museum and the Fondation Fernet Branca. His research focuses on modern and contemporary Native American art and the pressures of the digital mode on culture and art making.

Program

Noon




1 p.m.



2 p.m.



3 p.m.

4 p.m.




5 p.m.



Starting From Zero




Downtown Stories



Lines of Research



Emergency Meeting

Positive Outcomes




Dream Logic




Artists Space
Jonathan Gonzalez & EmmaGrace Skove-Epes (Movement Research)

Steven Englander (ABC No Rio)
Nancy Azara (artist)
Xenobia Bailey (artist)

Esther Neff (Panoply Performance Lab)
Vikki Law (Writer)



Arthur Polendo (Occupy Museums / Debt Fair)
Ben Davis (artnet)
Maya Suess (Flux Factory)

Melissa Staiger (artist)
Damali Abrams (artist)
Talia Kwartler (MoMA)

Maintaining Good Relations is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Unholding (November 19, 2017 – January 21, 2018)

STARTING FROM ZERO
Music:
John Rainer - Northern Plains (from the album Songs of the Indian Flute, 1986)
Laura Ortman, Opening Ceremony performed live at ImagineNative Film and Media Festival, closing party
The Cult - For The Animals
Electric Djinn - Deer Xing
The Handsome Savages - Cry of the cannibals

DOWNTOWN STORIES
Music:
Sister Mantos - Wampum - Peyote (Sister Mantos Remix)
Shark Siren - Name of Nothing

LINES OF RESEARCH
Music:
Lacey Hill - Lovin You
Snotty Nose Rez Kids - Skoden ft. Beau Dick

POSITIVE OUTCOMES
Music:
Princess Nokia - Young Girls

DREAM LOGIC
Music:
1964 Tokyo Olympics, Billy Mills 10000m