May 5 - June 30, 2017

The First 100+ Days

Artists respond to Trump's immigration policy

Julia Christensen (Oberlin, OH), Ryan Dewey, Michelangelo Lovelace Sr. (Cleveland, OH), Arzu Ozkal (San Diego, CA), Nanette Yannuzzi (Oberlin , OH), Megan Young

Part of R&D

The First 100+ Days
Chistes Mexicanos / Mexican Jokes

Chistes Mexicanos / Mexican Jokes  Ryan Dewey | 2017 |

Opportunity on the Other Side

Opportunity on the Other Side  Michelangelo Lovelace | 2016 |

Phoney  Julia Christensen | 2017 |

American at Work

American at Work  Kelley O'Brien | 2017 |

Opening Reception: May 5th, 6 PM - 9 PM
On View: May 5th, 2017- June 30th,2017

Photo Cataloge

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.

Exhibition participants: Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Cleveland, 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.
May 5, 6 ? 9 pm: Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Cleveland will participate in The First 100+ Days opening reception with their "Meet a Muslim" campaign. They will be available to increase understanding of Islam and engage with questions audience members may have about issues related to Muslim immigration.
May 12, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Civics & Sandwiches, a viewing party at SPACES of the City Club's forum on the first 100 days of Trump's presidency.
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: SPACES presents All Welcome Community Potluck , in collaboration with Global Table, Jazmin Long of Global Cleveland, immigration lawyer Elizabeth Ryser, and Refugee Response Executive Director Patrick Kearns.
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.

In the News

    • Sneak peak of the exhibition, including footage of Darice Polo making her large-scale drawings, on Ideastream (4/27/17).

    • Preview in Cleveland Scene (5/1/17).

About the Artists

Julia Christensen

Julia Christensen is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores systems of technology, consumerism, landscape, and history. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions internationally, at venues such as Eyebeam (NY, NY), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN), Pori Art Museum (Pori, Finland), Lincoln Center (NY, NY), and... go to artist page

Ryan Dewey

RYAN DEWEY works in sculpture, installation, performance, research, and land art, looking at connections between people, places, and land use to produce a kind of ecological dreaming. Donna Haraway has called his work one of her favorite examples of art about the anthropocene in her book Staying With The Trouble.... go to artist page

Michelangelo Lovelace Sr.

Michelangelo Lovelace Sr. was born and raised in Cleveland,Ohio in 1960. As a child Lovelace began drawing to escape the hard reality of growing up in a single parent household. Michelangelo Lovelace Sr. loved to draw and by the age of 22 he started to use oil paints and then... go to artist page

Arzu Ozkal

From"Arzu is a traveler. She has begun her journey in 2002 by leaving Ankara: the city of politicians, bureaucrats and blue collars... Then she started wandering off from one city to the other, allowing new places, people, ideas and experiences to influence her work. As new experiences unfold, she... go to artist page

Nanette Yannuzzi

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Megan Young

Megan Young’s practice combines embodied protest, intentional rule breaking, and collective listening as a means to transcend the tautological fallacy of freedom in the United States today. Often moving between disciplines, her dissection and reassembly of algorithmic operations follows an open source/open access ethos as a means to disrupt unjust... go to artist page

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