Jasmine Murrell: The Notion of Property

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The Notion of Property
October 14, 2017
Kelly Street Garden

Jasmine Murrell, Some Impossibility Without A Name, 2015, Open Source Gallery (Photo by Taylor Neal)

The Notion of Property employs ancient rituals such as call-and-response, chanting and inter-generational storytelling to examine how western ideologies of property and ownership have shaped our perception of the world around us. The project dissects these stories, from the role of media in creating stereotypes and myths, to the stories we tell ourselves and our children about what is or isn’t of value. Critical issues of displacement and erasure, of cultural appropriation, enslavement and mass incarceration, of violence towards the black body and commodification of the female body, of copyrighting essential food crops, are all a legacy of our shifting perceptions of ownership. Murrell will work with the local community surrounding Kelly Street Garden and the Laundromat Project in the Bronx to engage in the ancient ritual of storytelling to explore and re-imagine our relationship to the land, objects, concepts and each other. Visitors are welcome to bring or tell a story to participate during the project.

Jasmine Murrell’s exhibition record includes The Witte De With Center for Contemporary Art in Holland, Art Contemporain in Guadalupe, The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in New York. She has been named a fellow in the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace program, is a member of the women’s arts collective HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN, and has been a teaching artist for the New York City socially engaged arts initiative, The Laundromat Project.

More about Murrell.

Thank you to our partners on this project: Kelly Street Garden and The Laundromat Project.



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