New Red Order Presents
One if by Land, Two if by Sea
23 Mar - 07 Aug 2022
Kunsthal Charlottenborg has invited New Red Order to curate an international group exhibition and a brand new film programme on the occasion of CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival. The exhibition occupies the entire north wing and connects artists, works and experiences from different places around the world from Kalaallit Nunaat and Sápmi to Hawaii.
New Red Order is an unusual institution: a public secret society of rotating and expanding membership, including core contributors Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, and Jackson Polys, who confront colonial structures with incisive humour, to promote Indigenous futures.
The exhibition New Red Order Presents: One if by Land, Two if by Sea features the work of an international group of emerging and established visual artists: Asinnajaq, Hanan Benammar & Uyarakq, Minik Bidstrup, Sean Connelly, Carola Grahn, Julie Edel Hardenberg, Inuk Silis Høegh & Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen, Fox Maxy, Joar Nango, New Red Order, Laura Ortman, Solvognen, Krista Belle Stewart, Tanya Tagaq, Tarrak, Uvagut TV.
The exhibition presents films, sculpture, performance, installations, music videos, photography and much more. Contributions from artists like Krista Belle Stewart investigate the inappropriate desire in Europe to ‘play Indian’, other works like Fox Maxy’s film Maat raise issues of ‘Landback’ all the while exhibiting a sense of contemporaneity and Indigenious excellence, while projects from Hanan Benammar and Uyarakq seek to reimagine historical colonial figures in more nuanced and sometimes humorous light. Issues surrounding memory, history, and colonial legacies are upended in favor of emphasizing contemporaneity and a speaking back to the monolithic understanding of history that many Indigenous people have been asked to internalize. Themes include land rights, history-writing, religion, public monuments, Indigenous peoples across nation borders, support, independence and survivance.
New Red Order Presents: One if by Land, Two if by Sea seeks to bend and break temporal and geographical conditions, all the while maintaining a nuanced specificity to place. The space between this shared specificity creates a territory that could spawn new approaches to ‘decolonial’ work and possibly foster other more meaningful and intuitive formulations.
Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil (Ojibway) and Jackson Polys (Tlingit) of New Red Order are based in New York City. Their works have been presented at prominent art institutions and film festivals including Artists Space and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Kunstverein in Hamburg, the Toronto Biennial 2019, the Whitney Biennial 2019, the New York Film Festival, and the Sundance Film Festival.
The exhibition is accompanied by an ambitious programme of public events including a large event on 25 March and a film programme curated by New Red Order in Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s cinema, 6 April – 15 May 2022. Please see below for further details.
New Red Order Presents: One if by Land, Two if by Sea is curated by New Red Order in conversation with freelance curator Irene Campolmi and Henriette Bretton-Meyer, Kunsthal Charlottenborg.
The exhibition is realised in collaboration with CPH:DOX and supported by Art Hub Copenhagen, Augustinus Fonden, Beckett-Fonden, Det Obelske Familiefond, Knud Højgaards Fond, Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Statens Kunstfond, William Demant Fonden.