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Native Art Department International: Bureau of Aesthetics

January 22 to April 16, 2021

Drink Bar For Two, 2016, sculpture, sake bottles, pink light, and shelf. Sake bottles sit on a shelf underneath a red light on a white wall.

Press Release

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