What Rhymes with Freedom?
534 Congress Street Gallery
SPACE is pleased to present the exhibition What Rhymes with Freedom?: Visions of Decarceration, highlighting work that explores alternative futurisms, liberatory archives, and artist activism as part of a deliberate world-building against police states, incarceration, immigrant detention centers, and global political prisoners. Art, design, writings, media, and books on view by: Annie Goldson & Mumia Abu-Jamal, Beehive Collective, Border Patrol & detainees of the Mesa Verde ICE Detention Facility, the collection of Brad Duncan, Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Just Seeds Collective members, Laurie Jo Reynolds, Paul Chan and Lynne Stewart, Sterling Ruby, Suzan Stuart, TUG Collective, and many more.
This multi-media library and reading room is part of Freedom & Captivity, highlighting art, design, sights, sounds, and correspondence dreaming of abolition, liberation, and peace. An expanded curatorial statement about the exhibition can be found online in the Maine Arts Journal by Kelsey Halliday Johnson.
As part of this initiative, SPACE is assisting in the production of a publication with Border Patrol about their project with detainees of Mesa Verde ICE Detention Facility that will be available starting October 1st. SPACE is also commissioning a micro-site of films, Ancestralidad y Trance of the works of Colectivo los Ingrávidos in conversation with other filmmakers, organized by Curatorial Fellow Almudena Escobar López, this project will launch independently but parallel to this exhibition.
What Rhymes with Freedom? is an independently organized exhibition curated by Executive Director Kelsey Halliday Johnson, that is presented as part of the Freedom & Captivity coalition. More information and the virtual Art on Abolition exhibition at www.freedomandcaptivity.org.