Reimagining Tradition Panel Discussion

Reimagining Tradition | Map | Press Release | Leigh Davis | Erin Ellen Kelly | James Leonard | Jasmine Murrell | Nia I’man Smith | ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS | Panel Discussion | Volunteer

November 9, 2017
Brooklyn Public Library Info Commons (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn)
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James Leonard, The Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies, 2017 (photo by Anja Mattes)

Reimagining Tradition is a program designed around conversation, engagement and investigation. After the conclusion of the project, Open Source will present a panel discussion with the artists involved, moderated by Nina Mehta (PARCEO), to explore ritual, tradition, social practice, what has been learned and what questions have been raised.

Katie Cercone
Leigh Davis
Erin Ellen Kelly
James Leonard
Jasmine Murrell
Nia I’man Smith

Nina Mehta is a co-coordinator at PARCEO and has a background in anthropology. She received her BA from Barnard College and her MA from The New School for Social Research. Mehta has worked in many contexts with a wide range of community groups and organizations on collaborative research, education, cultural organizing and movement-building through neighborhood assemblies, public events and participatory conversations. PARCEO collaborates with a wide range of communities and institutions that organize and conduct research for social and. They are rooted in the principles of Participatory Action Research (PAR), a framework for engaging in research and organizing for social justice that is rooted in a community’s own knowledge, wisdom and experience. PAR recognizes that those most impacted by systemic injustice are in the best position to understand and analyze their needs and challenges and to organize for social change. PARCEO offers training, resources, seminars and one-on-one support for individuals, organizations and community-based groups that help them to better address the needs and concerns of their communities.

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2018 Exhibitions

In 2018, exhibits at Open Source will encourage conversation about and engagement with diverse global perspectives through art. Through solo exhibitions, artists will involve our community in global-scale issues and explore the impacts of these problems locally and internationally. Through solo and curated group exhibitions featuring local, national and international artists, we will explore themes […]


2018 Exhibitions
In Practice: KoKo NYC Teaching Artist Exhibition
Pirmin Hagen and Christine Katscher: hand luggage
Tomás Rivas
Matthew Jensen
Xyza Bacani
Betty Yu
Khaled Jarrar
Immy Mali


Soup Kitchen 2017
2017 Exhibitions
Kimberly Mayhorn: Transcend
Reimagining Tradition
The Fire Theory: ICE
Sana Obaid: دیوار | De-war | Wall
10th Annual South Slope Derby
Andrew Snyder: 9 Meditations
Francesco Simeti: Swell
Liinu Grönlund: It could have been
The Middle Passage
Soup Kitchen 2016
2016 Exhibitions
Another Space: Permanent Construction
i Collective: Once Upon Unfolding Times
Dimensions Variable: Multidisciplinary
South Slope Derby 2016
Boa Mistura: Spread Love, It’s The Brooklyn Way
SiTE:LAB: Nothing Is Destroyed Transgression
Rawiya: In Her Absence I Created Her Image
HAI: Sole Exchange
Videokaffe: Para-sites & Proto-types
Prosjektrom Normanns: Transcendental Tactility
/rive: Anamorphosis
Soup Kitchen 2015
Mira Gaberova: Statue of Everything
Savas Boyraz: Back Drop
Cristian Bors & Marius Ritiu: Venus von Hamburg
Soap Box Derby 2015
Sara Morawetz: How the Stars Stand
Whitney Lynn: Rummage
Yun-Woo Choi: Endless, Seamless
Jasmine Murrell: Some Impossibility Without A Name
Tirtzah Bassel: I Want To Hold You Close
B. David Walsh: Extracted Bedroom Project
Lena Lapschina: Yes/No
Soup Kitchen 2014
Sofia Szamosi: Eat Me
Corina Reynolds: Northwestern Expansion