BronxArtSpace | Sep 9 - Oct 21 | 305 E 140 St
Swing Space | Sep 15 - Nov 20 | 900 Grand Concourse
The Andrew Freedman Home | Sep 20 - Nov 20 | 1125 Grand Concourse
Sep 8, 6-9pm at BronxArtSpace
Sep 15, TBD at Swing Space
Sep 22, 6-11pm at the Andrew Freedman Home
Sep 9, 6pm | The Gathering + Open Mic at BronxArtSpace
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A three-venue exhibition between Andrew Freedman Home, BronxArtSpace and Swing Space, STATE PROPERTY is a multi-disciplinary examination of American consumerism of prison labor and our daily choices to purchase, condone or reject goods created in penitentiaries. The exhibition asks guests to consider more carefully what “Made in the U.S.A” currently means in relation to the incarceration system, corporate outsourcing, and public consumerism. Currency and choice (or lack thereof) are the springboards towards a much deeper dialogue that recognizes these present injustices.
The boundaries that are challenged between product, services, and citizenry are intentionally blurred by the artists—forcing us to question how we define ourselves within our social system, personal ethics, and by what we need to tell ourselves to sleep at night.
Touching upon a narrative that categorizes people of color as property, STATE PROPERTY comments on antiquated power paradigms that perpetuate today’s socioeconomic tiers, and simultaneously presents a visual alternative that is more hopeful. Through painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, and performance, artists scrutinize the power paradigms of incarceration, police brutality, class conflict, and racial hierarchy.
Yasmeen Abdallah and Berdscarnival, Nava Atlas, Benton Bainbridge, Aileen Bassis, Knowledge Bennett, Renee Cox, Walter Cruz, Sophia Dawson, Abdoulaye Diallo, Tasha Douge, Emory Douglas, Nicky Enright, Donelle Estey, Ryan Garvey, Noté Peter George, Josué Guarionex, Cannon Hersey, Scott Houston, Rush Humphrey, Duron Jackson, Julia Justo, Suprina Kenney, Alan Ket, Brittany Kathryn Knapp, Ann Lewis, Roberto Lugo, Mare139, Meridith McNeal, Alice Mizrachi, Five Mualimm-ak, Gigi Ng, Trokon Ngabe, emma lee, Isaac Scott, Bryan Shih, Pamela Talese, Boo Lynn Walsh, Jennie West, Levester Williams, Natalie Wood
STATE PROPERTY is sponsored by Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council.