The Gund


Tea with Maria Gaspar

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The Annex
12 East Gambier St.
Mount Vernon, OH, Free Admission


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Award-winning Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist Maria Gaspar will visit Kenyon’s campus March 20-21 to present a creative workshop on the topic of prison abolition.

Join us at The Gund on March 20 to contribute hands-on to Gaspar’s ongoing _Disappearance Jail _project. New Orleans-based artist and abolitionist jackie sumell's “abolitionist punch” will be served.

On March 21, join us for a more intimate gathering at The Annex for tea and conversation with Maria Gaspar.

Disappearance Jail is an archive of more than 400 images of jails, prisons, and detention centers across the US. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gaspar started carefully perforating the images with a hole punch to “remove” the institutions. For her visit in March, The Gund commissioned Gaspar to produce a series of images featuring carceral system facilities in Ohio. During this workshop on March 20, you will be invited to “disappear” or “undo” facilities by perforating them.

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