The New Red Order (NRO) is a mutable collective that collaborates with self-described “informants” to create video and performance works that question the desire for indigeneity in dominant culture. Never Settle is an ambitious, multi-part project that includes a public recruitment campaign and a participatory installation that invites prospective recruits to undergo an initiation. Playing with the notion of headhunting, NRO seeks to enlist candidates in their public secret society, thereby investigating shame and the desire for indigeneity.

Commissioned by the Toronto Biennial of Art and presented in partnership with Gallery TPW. Made possible with the generous support of Autodesk.

Bio

Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, (both Ojibway and born in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA; both live in New York, NY, USA) and Jackson Polys (Tlingit, born in Ketchikan, AK, USA; lives in New York City, NY, USA) are The New Red Order (NRO), a public secret society whose members collaborate with self-described informants to create videos and performances that function as a radical “calling out [and] calling in.” Recent presentations include The Savage Philosophy of Endless Acknowledgementat the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, 2018.

Location

  • Accessibility

    259 Lake Shore Blvd East

    Accessible entrance and washrooms
    AODA compliant building
    Accessible parking

  • Getting There

    259 Lake Shore Blvd East

    By Public Transportation: The TTC offers three bus routes – the 6, 72, and 75 – within a short walking distance of 259 Lakeshore Blvd.

    By Car:

    • Coming from the West: Follow Gardiner Expressway E to the Jarvis Street exit. Keep right and follow the signs for Lake Shore Blvd E eastbound. Turn right onto Lower Sherbourne Street, then left onto Queens Quay E, where the destination is on the left.
    • Coming from the East:Take Lake Shore Blvd E eastbound towards the downtown core. Turn left onto Parliament St, and continue onto Queens Quay E, where the destination is on the right.

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