BronxArtSpace | Sep 9 - Oct 21 | 305 E 140 St
Swing Space | Sep 15 - Nov 20 | 900 Grand Concourse
The Andrew Freedman Home | Sep 22 - Nov 20 | 1125 Grand Concourse
Sep 8, 6-9pm at BronxArtSpace
Sep 15, 6-8 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 C Bainbridge, Aileen Bassis, Knowledge Bennett, Renee Cox, Walter Cruz, Sophia Dawson, Abdoulaye Diallo, Tasha Douge, Emory Douglas, Nicky Enright, Donelle Estey, Xavier Figueroa, Ryan Garvey, Noté Peter George, Josué Guarionex, Cannon Hersey, Scott Houston, Rush Humphrey, Incarcerated Nation, Duron Jackson, Julia Justo, Suprina Kenney, Alan Ket, Brittany Kathryn Knapp, Adrian Kondratowicz, emma lee, Ann Lewis, Roberto Lugo, Mare13, Meridith McNeal, Alice Mizrachi, Five Mualimm-ak, Trokon Nagbe, Gig Ng, Parsons Human Labs, Isaac Scott, Bryan Shih, Bayete Ross Smith, Solitary Watch, Pamela Talese, Hank Willis Thomas, Trap IF, Boo Lynn Walsh, Jennie West, Levester Williams, Natalie Colette Wood
STATE PROPERTY is sponsored by Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council.