September 26, 2007 – November 18, 2007
Opening reception: 26 September 2007, 7 – 9 pm
From our neighborhoods and parks, to our prisons, pipelines and national borders, physical space is defined by social constructions. With such recent events as Hurricane Katrina, controversy over immigration reform and the realized effects of global warming, it is more than evident that many of these spaces are failing their inhabitants. In this exhibition and programming series, artists, scholars and activists reveal how these spaces function, and where they stop short– making way for thought and action to create justice in societies and spaces.
Just Space(s) aims not merely to show what is unjust about our world, but to inspire visitors to consider what the active production of just space(s) might entail. It asks a crucial question: How do we move from injustice to justice at the level of the body, the home, the street corner, the city, the region, the network, the supranational trade agreement and every space within, between, and beyond?
Through the lens of conceptual and physical landscapes, the artists and activists of Just Space(s) explore themes of prison reform, immigration and labor, economic inequality, environmentalism, race, and indigenous rights.
Furthermore, this exhibition will blur the distinction between art, education, and activism. A library/infoshop and symposia and event series extend the scope and scale of the main exhibition. By transforming LACE, in part, into an active learning environment, Just Space(s) seeks to provide visitors with tools to consider alternatives to the current social and political discourses that dominate and constrain our conceptions of space and justice.
For more information and programming schedule visit: www.justspaces.org
Download the Just Space(s) press release.