Last Event: Friday Oct. 8 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

alejandro t. acierto: 'Withholding: A Reading Room for the Archive of Constraint'

Repeats every week every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Sun Oct 10 2021.

We're excited that our first show this season in the new ArtSpace West features the work of our new faculty member, alejandro t. acierto. "Withholding: A reading Room for the Archive of Constraint" opens on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. and is a new installation that the artist calls a temporary site for study; a resting space within and among the undercommons, it is an active performance of refusal and fugitive planning. Drawn from objects and ephemera held within the Archive, this project traces the ongoing legacies of carceral systems from colonial occupations and their image-making practices. As an expanded, experimental site of performance whose relics are composed of objects, videos and images, the Archive maps the contours of corporeal colonization found throughout vernacular images and ephemera of colonial material culture. Opening night is Thursday, Sept. 9 from 7–9 p.m. The installation continues until October 7, and regular gallery hours are Mondays–Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

photo of acierto's artwork

For more information contact:

Jeffery Kennedy
School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies