FRIDAY JANUARY 11, 11AM – 12:30AM, NATIONAL GALLERY OF ZIMBABWE, HARARE
SATURDAY JANUARY 12 / 3PM – 6PM / NJELELE ART STATION, Harare
“Exploring the Free Market” with Halima Cassells our current research resident in collaboration with Njelele Art Station in Harare.
Join the circle of givers in this interactive installation. Bring an item or story to gift the space, take something home that you like. Make something new as we explore the juxtaposing ideologies of the laissez-faire free market and traditional gift economy.
Halima Cassells is an interdisciplinary artist and community organizer with deep roots in Detroit. Much of her work is located at the intersection of social practice, visual art, and community building. She is co-founder of the Free Market of Detroit, a multi-genre nomadic swap exchange where community members share goods, stories, information and artistic modalities. It is based on sharing resources and countering over-consumption, as well as challenging notions of value and disposability. The project has grown over the past seven years and will be documented in a forthcoming book, as well as in film. Halima has been actively involved in Detroit art circles as co-founder of the One M.I.L.E. project, has exhibited widely, and has presented at the N’Namdi Center, MOCAD, and the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Halima is currently on a research residency at Njelele Art Station in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Cultural Centre of Detroit ZCCD. The residency is supported by the Knights Foundation and Resonant Detroit, a Creative Many Michigan award.