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Exhibition York College Galleries: (Re)Housing the American Dream

Updated: Dec 13, 2018

September 6 – October 12, 2018, York (PA)

(Re)Housing the American Dream, installation views, York College Galleries, York (PA)

(Re)Housing the American Dream at York College Galleries, York (PA), September 6 –October 12, 2018. The exhibition shows the collection of drawings, video and text work that make up (Re)Housing the American Dream; a cumulative documentary project (2015-ongoing) that explores the role of film as political action. This experimental multi-year documentary project follows a group of American and refugee youths in Milwaukee, growing up in the time of Trump. Through the collective making of video and text based work the construct of the American Dream is explored. The production period is structured as an annual summer camp in which the works are developed through collaborative processes with the participants. The produced work reflects on current socio-political issues, their lived experiences, individual perspectives and their collective imagination. The annual works cumulatively inform each other and tell the story of a resilient, diverse, opinioned group of youngsters living in divisive times. Project website:

Artist Lecture: Wednesday October 10, 5:30 pm Demeester Recital Hall, 441 Country Club Rd, York College York, Pennsylvania

Exhibition: Kirsten Leenaars: (Re)Housing the American Dream September 6 – October 12, 2018, York College Galleries Wolf Hall, 441 Country Club Rd Hours: Mon., Tue., Fri.: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wed., Thu. 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

(Re)Housing the American Dream: Freedom Principles, video still

(Re)Housing the American Dream: Freedom Principles. Link to video:


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