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LINES DRAWN

Friday, Sep. 1, 2017 – Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

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Pedro Lasch, Abstract Nationalism: Composition 46/Flag Fusion (UK/US/Uruguay/Uzbekistan), 2001-2014, 1 of 48 flags and scores; performed at The Phillips Collection, 2014 and the Venice Biennale as part of the Creative Time Summit, 2015.

Recent elections in the U.S., Britain, Turkey, and France reflect a disturbing confluence of xenophobia and nationalism. The apparent desire to revert to isolationism under the banner of “protecting borders” poses a challenge to the concept of global economics and allows for increasingly discriminatory policies and rhetoric to emerge within democratic nations. The circumstances have inspired many artists to become more politically vocal, both through their artwork and engagement with local and state representatives and other community activists.

Lines Drawn is conceived as a public forum to explore how artists approach the issues at stake and encourage understanding. The project includes a variety of artwork and points of view, with a particular focus on how lines, borders, and boundaries are consistently questioned, crossed, and reimagined by artists. It includes an exhibition of prints, drawings, video and installation work; zine- and poster-making workshops; and a series of on and off-site live performances, readings, and public conversations.

Lines Drawn is organized by Xandra Eden, Executive Director & Chief Curator, DiverseWorks.

HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Wednesday-Thursday, Noon - 6:00 pm
    Friday-Saturday, Noon - 8:00 pm
  • Gallery is always free.

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • MetroRail The MetroRail makes a stop a half-block south of the MATCH at the Ensemble/HCC Station. General Parking These are the places to park when you visit the MATCH. Like most of Midtown, you will have to pay to park, but prices are reasonable. Mid-Main Close to the MATCH is the Mid-Main Garage directly to the south across Holman. This garage is accessible through Holman or Travis Street and is open 24 hours. Parking can be paid by credit card or cash at the designated pay machines. Parking rates are as follows: 5 am- 6 pm
    • First 15-minutes are free
    • 1 hour or less - $3
    • 1.5 Hours - $4.50
    • 2 Hours - $6.00
    • 2.5 - 3 Hours - $7.50
    • Each Additional ½ hour - $1.50
    • MAX Rate is $15
    6 pm-4 am
    • First 15 minutes - Free
    • 1 hour or less - $4
    • Each additional 1/2 hour - $1
    • Nightly Max Rate - $7.50
    • Cars left after 4 am - $15
    6 pm-4 am
    • Flat Rate - $6
    • Cars left after 4 am - $15
    Please note that Travis St. is a one way street traveling north. Mid-Main has two surface lots. One lot is located at the southeastern corner of Main and Holman, directly to the south of Trinity Church. This lot is available all day on weekdays and Saturday, and after 2 pm on Sunday. The other lot can be found at the southeastern corner of Fannin and Winbern. This lot is open to the public. Both of these lots have their own pay station where patrons can pay to park. Parking can range between $3 to $7, depending on the hour of the day. Cash only. Street Parking There is also street parking available nearby (marked in yellow on map). Some of this is free and some is metered. Please be observant of all parking signage when choosing to park on the street. *Please note that parking on Holman Street in front of the MATCH is NOT available. Valet Valet service will be available for many performances through Mid-Main Development. To find out if valet services will be available for your performance, please call the box office at (713) 521-4533. Their location will be off of Travis St. Price can range between $5 to $10, cash only.

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