Art Exhibits

Initial Exhibitions

When: Fri., Jan. 27 2017

After a grand opening weekend attended by hundreds of eager visitors, Spaces debuts its first exhibitions in its new Hingetown. Opening with a free, public reception from 6 to 9 tonight, these initial exhibitions include Philadelphia’s Imani Roach, Cleveland’s Anthony Warnick and Australian collective Soda_Jerk. Although its location may have changed, Spaces’ programming remains steadfastly poignant and provocative. Imani Roach’s Havens explores the history of “The Green Book,” a resource indexing restaurants, boarding houses, service stations and more safe havens for black motorists to patronize on their travels during the Jim Crow era. Anthony Warnick’s Except as Punishment for Crime explores the exploitation of the ever-growing inmate population for cheap labor by America’s private prison corporations. Soda_Jerk’s Astro Black is an ongoing video series that considers the origins and politics of Sun Ra’s mythology through sampled material. Be the first to see these initial exhibitions in Spaces’ new home on Detroit Avenue this Friday. Roach and Warwick’s exhibitions remain on view through March 25, and Soda-Jerk’s videos close one day earlier on March 24. Free. (Usmani)

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