Cleveland — An introduction to past and present of racism in the US is now on view at SPACES gallery. Three concurrent installations — Philadelphia-based Imani Roach’s Havens, Cleveland-based Anthony Warnick’s Except As A Punishment for Crime, and NYC-based Australian collective Soda_Jerk’s Astro Black — explore the social, political, and economic contexts of racial prejudice across different periods of time. The shows are the first in SPACES’ new gallery and a welcome contribution to the cultural scene in one of the most segregated cities in the country, where racism is not dealt with nearly enough.

African American Art, Black Art, SPACES, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNHavens 1, 2016 | Imani Roach

African American Art, Black Art, SPACES, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNHavens 2, 2016 | Imani Roach

African American Art, Black Art, SPACES, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNHavens, 2016 | Imani Roach


SPACES is a presenting contemporary art venue dedicated to artists who explore and experiment. Located on the west side of downtown Cleveland, SPACES currently operates three programs to feature newly created work by our curated artists: R&D (Research & Development), SWAP (SPACES World Artists Program), and The Vault. Read more about our programs and their impact in the 2015 SPACES Annual Report and 2014 SPACES Annual Report. (SPACES).


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