The First 100+ Days

Artists respond to Trump's immigration policy

May 05 - June 30, 2017

The First 100+ Days is an exhibition comprised of Ohio-based artists' responses to the initial phase of Trump's term, specifically with regard to his immigration policy. The artworks feature stories from immigrant and refugee communities in the US, address the practical application of this administration's direction, consider how the media influences our political discourse, and capture the radical potential of artistic activism. The hard-hitting and varied responses from artists living in a strategically positioned swing state will be supported by a timeline of actions taken since January 20, 2017 to introduce, enact, and protest changing immigration policy during this time of political urgency and uncertainty.

Participating artists: Julia Christensen, Ryan Dewey, Michelangelo Lovelace, Home Affairs (Arzu Ozkal, Claudia Pederson, Nanette Yannuzzi), Tony Ingrisano, Kelley O'Brien, Darice Polo, John C. Williams, and Megan Young. The exhibition is curated by SPACES Executive Director, Christina Vassallo, with assistance from Karl Anderson.

Related Events

SPACES will offer a calendar of related events to explore US immigration policy outside of the exhibition format.
June 4, 2 4 pm: FamilySPACES, art-making activities to help you talk with your kids about the changing world.
June 8, 6 8 pm: All Welcome Community Potluck, dinner and panel discussion on how to be a community ally.
June 24, 2 4 pm: Artists and architects are invited to submit US-Canada border wall designs to the Unofficial Global Barrier-Centric Design Competition. Shortlisted entries will be judged on this day, in front of a live jury.
Date TBD: Have dinner with members of the City Club at SPACES and use The First 100+ Days exhibition as a starting point for conversation.
Date TBD: Civics & Sandwiches, a viewing party at SPACES of the City Club's forum on the first 100 days of Trump's presidency.

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This project is a part of the SPACES R&D Program.

The R&D (Research & Development) program invites artists, curators and other cultural producers to articulate their research and development of ideas and objects through a supported exhibition or project. These exhibitions and projects may be group, solo, or collaborative endeavors.

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