Recourse: With Notes from Black Wall Street is an assemblage of two research projects that took place in two US cities over the course of the last two years. The first is a Tactical Urbanism project developed by JXTA youth apprentices examining Black business and economic development on West Broadway in North Minneapolis. The second comes from interdisciplinary artist Crystal Z. Campbell and looks at the past and present of another business district formerly known as Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While on their surfaces these Minneapolis and Tulsa would seem to hold little in common, these two projects are brought together by their shared faith in the ongoing project to produce Black space.
We can see the ways that these cities are perhaps bound together through historical and present struggles to relocate, displace, or dislocate Indigenous and Black people through acts of spatial violence. We can also see the shared traditions of resistance between cities.
The exhibit will be on view until July 28, 2018.
Pay 2 Play Zine Launch: A Look at Race and Art Space in MPLS
Please join us on Thursday, July 12 for a zine launch event in connection with our current exhibition Recourse: With Notes From Black Wall Street. Tactical Urbanism Lab Lead Adrienne Doyle will share findings from her artist-led research project on the racial inequities in ownership and investment in art spaces in Minneapolis, MN. The research will be published in a zine designed by youth and young adult apprentices in JXTA’s Graphics Lab and will be available for purchase during the event.
When: Thursday, July 12, 6-8 p.m.
6 p.m.: doors | 6:30 p.m.: short presentation followed by a discussion
Where: JXTA Gallery – 2007 Emerson Ave N
About the Zine:
Between February 2017 and January 2018, Juxtaposition Arts Tactical Urbanism Lab Lead and artist-researcher Adrienne Doyle conducted an arts-based research project on the racial inequities of the ownership and investment of art spaces in Minneapolis, MN. The hypothesis for this project is that POC-led and -focused art organizations in Minneapolis, MN experience significant barriers to raising the capital and other resources they need to own and adequately invest in facilities out of which to do their work. White-led organizations don’t experience these barriers or experience them to a lesser extent.
This project was supported by Twin Cities LISC.