Richard Bell will be discussing his ongoing work Embassy, a tribute to the Aboriginal tent embassy, at Indigenous New York, Artist Perspectives. Indigenous New York presents key findings of a day-long colloquium that focuses on artistic practices. The series facilitates collaborations and exchanges among curators, artists, critics and scholars of Native American, First Nations, and Indigenous descent and their non-indigenous colleagues that focus on indigeneity and colonialism.
Building on the success of the first and second colloquia, the third in this series, Indigenous New York, Artist Perspectives, focuses on contemporary indigenous artist perspectives and practices, grounded in innovative projects. These provide models for dialogue and exchange around themes of: Identity; Self-Organised Visibility; Place & Memory; and Collaboration. The following artists will discuss the intersection of these topics and their individual artistic projects:
Richard Bell, Embassy
Maria Hupfield and Jason Lujan, Native Art Department International
Suzanne Kite and Nadia Myre
Cristóbal Martínez and Kade Twist, Postcommodity
The first of this series Indigenous New York, Curatorially Speaking examined four key inquiries: Indigenous and Non-indigenous Epistemologies and Methodologies; the Non-colonial Museum; Challenges of Collaborative Curation; and the Growing Indigenisation of International art. The second colloquium, Indigenous New York, Critically Speaking, provided opportunities for exchange between Indigenous and non-Indigenous critics and the public and examined how a fuller consideration of Indigenous creative production might reconfigure critical writing.
18 November 2017, 4pm
The New School
66 West 12th Street
New York, New York 10011
Richard Bell, Embassy, 2013–ongoing, canvas tent with annex, aluminium frame, rope and screens; synthetic polymer paint on board, 320 x 500 x 600 cm; four boards: 60 x 180 cm; 90 x 120 cm; 90 x 90 cm; 180 x 120 cm. Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.