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2021 Projects

Bureau of Aesthetics

Crisp-Ellert Art Museum

Flager College

St. Augustine, Florida

Jan 22 to April 16, 2021

exhibition view includign multiple pieces from Native Art Department International


The works in Bureau of Aesthetics are selected from exhibitions, programs and performances over the past five years that reflect NADI's cooperative and multi-modal approach which often includes collaborations with fellow artists and cultural producers.

One work in the exhibition that speaks to NADI's methodology is Untitled (Carl Beam), a neon over lithographic print work from 2017. NADI's work references this history of Beam's work and is a direct reponsonse to the artist's experience of Beam's retrospective at the Smithsonian Institution's National Musuem of the American Indian in New York City in 2011.

Hupfield and Lujan noted that "the works on view without clear Indigenous references or traditional signifers were not purchased by major institutions, galleries or private collectors."

Description taken from the Flager College Press Release