Artists Space

New Red Order: Informants Get Paid!

Thursday, January 23, 2020
8pm

“How can we escape this entrapment and allow acknowledgement to retain its potential to unsettle? What must we do to begin to undertake a process of endless acknowledgement?”

–New Red Order, 2018

New Red Order (Adam and Zack Khalil, Jackson Polys) return to Artists Space for Informants Get Paid!, a public assembly and performance in which they conduct a recruitment drive for new members and a new production line for CULTURE CAPTURE, their tactical counter-action against the “salvage mindset” which sets aside indigenous culture and sovereignty by consigning it to the past, thereby removing it from the present.

A figure wearing a black, puffy coat and a white, waxy mask that covers their entire head stands beside a stone structure with an illegible inscription. Their hand rests on the stone next to a small, spherical surveillance camera as they look off into the distance.
New Red Order, still from CULTURE CAPTURE: TERMINAL ADDITION, 2019. [A figure wearing a black, puffy coat and a white, waxy mask that covers their entire head stands beside a stone structure with an illegible inscription. Their hand rests on the stone next to a small, spherical surveillance camera as they look off into the distance.]

New Red Order’s core contributors are Adam Khalil (Ojibway), Zack Khalil (Ojibway), and Jackson Polys (Tlingit). Recent performances and events include CULTURE CAPTURE: TERMINAL ADDITION, Light Work’s Urban Video Project (2019); The Savage Philosophy of Endless Acknowledgement, Whitney Museum of American Art (2018); and Unholding, Artists Space (2018). Their individual and collaborative work has been presented at the Museum of Modern Art, Sundance Film Festival, Walker Arts Center and will feature in the upcoming Toronto Biennial of Art.

Lead support

VIA Art Fund

Support

The Friends of Artists Space, The Artists Space Program Fund, Atelier4, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Greenwich Collection LTD, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.