Speakers: Native Art Department International (NADI – Maria Hupfield and Jason Lujan)
Topic: Learning By Doing
Date: Thursday, June 30, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm ET via Zoom
Structure: 30min talk, 15min discussion / Q&A
In this Print Speak session: Learning By Doing, Native Art Department International (NADI – Maria Hupfield and Jason Lujan) discuss operating as a collaborative duo while at the same time managing individual art-making practices; the intentional blurring and collapsing of boundaries between shared works and experiences, and personal ones. NADI’s exhibition, A Practical Guide to Localization, showed in the Open Studio Main Gallery from June 10 – July 23, 2022.
Native Art Department International (NADI) is a collaborative long-term project created and administered by Maria Hupfield and Jason Lujan that began in Brooklyn in 2016 and is now based in Toronto. It focuses on communications platforms and art-world systems of support while at the same time functioning as emancipation from essentialism and identity-based artwork. It seeks to circumvent easy categorization by comprising a diverse range of undertakings such as unannounced actions, curatorial projects, video screenings, collective art-making, and mixed-use installations; however, all activities contain an undercurrent of positive progress through cooperation and non-competition.