Artists Space

New Red Order:
Feel at Home Here

May 19 – August 21, 2021

A city-scape is positioned upside down, the point of the skyscraper reaching towards the bottom of the image. Googley eyes, eyebrows, and a mouth are drawn near the top of the building. Red serif font across the top of the image reads "The New Red Times Magazine." White serif font in the bottom left corner reads "TIRED OF LIVING ON STOLEN LAND?" Below, red serif font reads "GIVE IT BACK."
[A city-scape is positioned upside down, the point of the skyscraper reaching towards the bottom of the image. Googley eyes, eyebrows, and a mouth are drawn near the top of the building. Red serif font across the top of the image reads "The New Red Times Magazine." White serif font in the bottom left corner reads "TIRED OF LIVING ON STOLEN LAND?" Below, red serif font reads "GIVE IT BACK."]

A public secret society of rotating membership, including core contributors Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, and Jackson Polys, New Red Order (NRO) collaborates with informants to create exhibitions, videos, and performances that question and re-channel subjective and material relationships to indigeneity. Orienting their work through the paradoxical conditions of Indigenous experience, NRO explores the contradictions and missteps that embody, in their own words, “the desire for indigeneity in the myths, dreams, and political foundations of the so-called Americas.”

Through modes of entertainment and corporate address, museological display, re-appropriation, and a multiplicity of swerving artistic strategies, they collectively advance understandings of how identity is conveyed and configured within contemporary art practices in order to create a site of acknowledgment that can promote solidarity and shift obstructions to Indigenous growth. For their exhibition at Artists Space, their most comprehensive to date, NRO will further explore the desire for indigeneity via a wide multiplicity of communicative and display strategies spanning advertising and marketing, branding, recruitment and belonging, and other means to “promote Indigenous futures.”

This exhibition is the culmination of a multi-year collaboration between New Red Order and Artists Space that began with our 2017 group show Unholding.

Zack and Adam Khalil are both Ojibway, from northern Michigan, and Jackson Polys, who is Tlingit, is from Alaska. NRO’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Audain Gallery at Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada (2021) and MOCAD Detroit, MI (2020), Obsidian Coast, Bradford-on-Avon, UK (2020), and the Toronto Biennial of Art, Toronto, Canada (2019). Group exhibitions include Speculations on the Infrared, EFA Project Space Program, NY (2021) and Unholding, Artists Space, NY (2017). Screenings and Performances include Indigenous Lens: Our Reality, Walker Art Center, MN (2020), Informants Get Paid!, Artists Space, NY (2020) Culture Capture: Terminal Addition, Light Work, NY (2019), Culture Capture: Terminal Addition, 57th New York Film Festival, NY (2019) The Savage Philosophy of Endless Acknowledgement, Whitney Museum, NY (2018), and THE INFORMANTS, Artists Space, NY (2017).

An image of an exhibition space with a sculpted, larger than life head. On the right is a large painting of a hand holding a flower, and on the left, is a table with red cover that reads "NEW RED ORDER" sits in between three tv monitors.
New Red Order: Feel at Home Here. Installation view, Artists Space, May 19 – August 21, 2021. Courtesy Artists Space, New York. Photo: Filip Wolak [An image of an exhibition space with a sculpted, larger than life head. On the right is a large painting of a hand holding a flower, and on the left, is a table with red cover that reads "NEW RED ORDER" sits in between three tv monitors.]
An image of an exhibition space with a sculpted, larger than life head that hangs in the mezzanine.
New Red Order with Emmett de Muzio Hello, World!, detail, 2021 Wood with silicone, iPads, red feather, and polyester knit fabric step-and-repeat. Image courtesy Artists Space, New York Photo: Filip Wolak [An image of an exhibition space with a sculpted, larger than life head that hangs in the mezzanine.]
A table with red cover that reads "NEW RED ORDER" sits in between three tv monitors. On either side of the tv monitors sits a banner and a newspaper dispenser.
New Red Order with Maiingan “iNDiO1763” Wiikwedong, Gaile Pranckunaite, and Inpatient Press. Conscientious Conscripture, 2018 - Ongoing Polyester knit feather flag, polyester knit fabric step-and-repeat, table, tablecloth, chair, vinyl retractable banner, dibond print on easel, three televisions, red phone, newspaper box, and childrens activity book. Image courtesy Artists Space, New York Photo: Filip Wolak [A table with red cover that reads "NEW RED ORDER" sits in between three tv monitors. On either side of the tv monitors sits a banner and a newspaper dispenser.]
A black wall that reads  "Sigillum Civitatis Novi Eboraci 1625". Layered on the wall are multiple printed drawings and tv monitors, below sits a red beach ball.
New Red Order with Virgil B/G Taylor. Native New Yorker: Sigillum Civitatis Novi Eboraci, 2021 Painted wall with cut vinyl, historical newspapers, television, and postcard 10 x 10 feet Image courtesy Artists Space, New York Photo: Filip Wolak [A black wall that reads "Sigillum Civitatis Novi Eboraci 1625". Layered on the wall are multiple printed drawings and tv monitors, below sits a red beach ball.]
An image of a multicolored wall filled with multiple tv monitors and info graphics. Black, red and yellow beach balls are scattered along the floor.
New Red Order with Virgil B/G Taylor Progenerator, 2020 – Ongoing Painted mural with dibond prints, five televisions, flag, plate, Improved Order of Red Men ephemera, and mixed media 14 x 40 feet Image courtesy Artists Space, New York Photo: Filip Wolak [An image of a multicolored wall filled with multiple tv monitors and info graphics. Black, red and yellow beach balls are scattered along the floor.]
A multicolored wall with a collage of images, text, and tv monitors. A larger than life, sculpted head leans against the wall while beach balls scatter around it.
New Red Order with Virgil B/G Taylor Progenerator, detail, 2020 – Ongoing Dibond prints with painted mural, five televisions, flag, plate, Improved Order of Red Men ephemera, and more 40 x 40 feet Image courtesy Artists Space, New York Photo: Filip Wolak [A multicolored wall with a collage of images, text, and tv monitors. A larger than life, sculpted head leans against the wall while beach balls scatter around it.]
A wide angle image of a multicolored exhibition space consisting of scattered beach balls, an inflatable pool, a beach umbrella, a beach chair, numerous wall graphics and tv monitors.
New Red Order: Feel at Home Here. Installation view, Artists Space, May 19 – August 21, 2021. Courtesy Artists Space, New York. Photo: Filip Wolak [A wide angle image of a multicolored exhibition space consisting of scattered beach balls, an inflatable pool, a beach umbrella, a beach chair, numerous wall graphics and tv monitors.]
An image of a multicolored exhibition space consisting of beach paraphernalia, a real estate lawn sign, and a mural wall collaged with images and drawings.
New Red Order Cover the Earth, detail, 2021 Painted mural with cut vinyl, dibond prints, kiddie pool, sod, inflatable alligator, turtle sandbox, beach towels, towel racks, beach balls, beach chairs, beach umbrella, real estate lawn sign, cooler, and pool noodles. Image courtesy Artists Space, New York Photo: Filip Wolak [An image of a multicolored exhibition space consisting of beach paraphernalia, a real estate lawn sign, and a mural wall collaged with images and drawings.]
An image of a multicolored exhibition space consisting of beach paraphernalia.
New Red Order Cover the Earth, detail, 2021 Painted mural with cut vinyl, dibond prints, kiddie pool, sod, inflatable alligator, turtle sandbox, beach towels, towel racks, beach balls, beach chairs, beach umbrella, real estate lawn sign, cooler, and pool noodles. Image courtesy Artists Space, New York Photo: Filip Wolak [An image of a multicolored exhibition space consisting of beach paraphernalia.]
An image of a multicolored exhibition space consisting of beach paraphernalia, a real estate lawn sign, and a mural wall collaged with images and drawings
New Red Order Cover the Earth, detail, 2021 Painted mural with cut vinyl, dibond prints, kiddie pool, sod, inflatable alligator, turtle sandbox, beach towels, towel racks, beach balls, beach chairs, beach umbrella, real estate lawn sign, cooler, and pool noodles. Image courtesy Artists Space, New York Photo: Filip Wolak [An image of a multicolored exhibition space consisting of beach paraphernalia, a real estate lawn sign, and a mural wall collaged with images and drawings]
An image of a dark exhibition space with three video projections projected on to a wall.
New Red Order with Ashley Byler and Jeremy Pheiffer / Kate August and Enver Chakartash Urge 2 Merge, 2021 3 channel video, color 12 minutes (loop) Image courtesy Artists Space, New York Photo: Filip Wolak [An image of a dark exhibition space with three video projections projected on to a wall.]
An image of a white facade with real estate listings in the windows, and above them, in vinyl lettering reads "NRO".
New Red Order Give it Back, 2020 Acrylic LED displays with cut vinyl, water cooler, poster, couch, desk, chairs, magazine rack, The New Red Times Magazine, and three televisions. Image courtesy Artists Space, New York Photo: Filip Wolak [An image of a white facade with real estate listings in the windows, and above them, in vinyl lettering reads "NRO".]
An image of a magazine rack with numerous copies of a magazine with a city-scape is positioned upside down, the point of the skyscraper reaching towards the bottom of the image. Googley eyes, eyebrows, and a mouth are drawn near the top of the building. Red serif font across the top of the image reads "The New Red Times Magazine." White serif font in the bottom left corner reads "TIRED OF LIVING ON STOLEN LAND?" Below, red serif font reads "GIVE IT BACK."
New Red Order Give it Back, detail, 2020 Acrylic LED displays with cut vinyl, water cooler, poster, couch, desk, chairs, magazine rack, The New Red Times Magazine, and three televisions. Image courtesy Artists Space, New York [An image of a magazine rack with numerous copies of a magazine with a city-scape is positioned upside down, the point of the skyscraper reaching towards the bottom of the image. Googley eyes, eyebrows, and a mouth are drawn near the top of the building. Red serif font across the top of the image reads "The New Red Times Magazine." White serif font in the bottom left corner reads "TIRED OF LIVING ON STOLEN LAND?" Below, red serif font reads "GIVE IT BACK."]
A wide angle image of a mockup real estate office consisiting of a leather couch, a magazine rack, a table and multiple tv monitors. The windows are lined with real estate listings.
New Red Order Give it Back, 2020 Acrylic LED displays with cut vinyl, water cooler, poster, couch, desk, chairs, magazine rack, The New Red Times Magazine, and three televisions. Image courtesy Artists Space, New York Photo: Filip Wolak [A wide angle image of a mockup real estate office consisiting of a leather couch, a magazine rack, a table and multiple tv monitors. The windows are lined with real estate listings.]
A wide angle image of a mockup real estate office consisiting of a table,chairs, a water coolor, and multiple tv monitors. The windows are lined with real estate listings and on the wall reads "New Red Order"..
New Red Order Give it Back, detail, 2020 Acrylic LED displays with cut vinyl, water cooler, poster, couch, desk, chairs, magazine rack, The New Red Times Magazine, and three televisions. Image courtesy Artists Space, New York Photo: Filip Wolak [A wide angle image of a mockup real estate office consisiting of a table,chairs, a water coolor, and multiple tv monitors. The windows are lined with real estate listings and on the wall reads "New Red Order"..]
A close up image of a white building facade with numerous real estate listings lining the windows.
New Red Order Give it Back, detail, 2020 Acrylic LED displays with cut vinyl, water cooler, poster, couch, desk, chairs, magazine rack, The New Red Times Magazine, and three televisions. Image courtesy Artists Space, New York Photo: Filip Wolak [A close up image of a white building facade with numerous real estate listings lining the windows.]
A close up image of three tv monitors on a wall with vinyl lettering that reads "New Red Order", in the right corner is a water cooler.
New Red Order Give it Back, detail, 2020 Acrylic LED displays with cut vinyl, water cooler, poster, couch, desk, chairs, magazine rack, The New Red Times Magazine, and three televisions. Image courtesy Artists Space, New York Photo: Filip Wolak [A close up image of three tv monitors on a wall with vinyl lettering that reads "New Red Order", in the right corner is a water cooler.]
An image of a dark room with multiple videos playing in the background and photograph negatives hang off the wall.
New Red Order Beginning of the End of the Trail, detail, 2021 Wet-plate collodion glass negatives with LED lightboxes, pipes, and extension cords. Image courtesy Artists Space, New York Photo: Filip Wolak [An image of a dark room with multiple videos playing in the background and photograph negatives hang off the wall.]
A wide angle image of a dark exhibition space, on the left a large projection is shown on a long wall, on the right photograph negatives hang off a wall.
New Red Order: Feel at Home Here. Installation view, Artists Space, May 19 – August 21, 2021. Courtesy Artists Space, New York. Photo: Filip Wolak [A wide angle image of a dark exhibition space, on the left a large projection is shown on a long wall, on the right photograph negatives hang off a wall.]
An image of photograph negatives with LED lightboxes hanging off a wall.
New Red Order Beginning of the End of the Trail, detail, 2021 Wet-plate collodion glass negatives with LED lightboxes, pipes, and extension cords. Image courtesy Artists Space, New York Photo: Filip Wolak [An image of photograph negatives with LED lightboxes hanging off a wall.]
An image of a dark exhibition space, a film projector projects a sepia tone image onto the wall.
New Red Order with Laura Gardin Fraser Teddy’s Touchdown, 1938/2021 16mm film, black and white 14 minutes (loop) Image courtesy Artists Space, New York Photo: Filip Wolak [An image of a dark exhibition space, a film projector projects a sepia tone image onto the wall.]

Kate August, Emily Allan, Mitch Anzuoni, Luis Bobadilla, Ashley Byler, Mario A. Caro, Enver Chakartash, Peter Christian, Lou Cornum, Driftnote, Jim Fletcher, Arianna Gil, Ed Halter, Inpatient Press, KITE, Sarah Michelson, Rose Mori, Emmet de Muzio, Laura Ortman, Tony Oursler, Jeremy Pheiffer, Gaile Pranckunaite, Pvssyheaven, Walter Scott, Rezarta Seferi, Bayley Sweitzer, Walker Tate, Virgil B/G Taylor, Kate Valk, Maiingan "iNDiO1763" Wiikwedong, Eric Wrenn

Lead Support for Feel at Home Here is provided by Alexander S.C. Rower & Elan Gentry.

Exhibition support is provided by Forge Project and Marieluise Hessel.

Additional program support for Artists Space is provided by The Friends of Artists Space, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, The Cy Twombly Foundation, The David Teiger Foundation, The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The New York Community Trust, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Imperfect Family Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Willem de Kooning Foundation, The Danielson Foundation, The Fox Aarons Foundation, Herman Goldman Foundation, The Destina Foundation, The Luce Foundation, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, VIA Art Fund, Arison Arts Foundation, The Chicago Community Fund, The David Rockefeller Fund, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, The Jill and Peter Kraus Foundation, The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation.