Remember This House: A global story

Ariel René Jackson

In Residence: Jan 24 – Mar 21, 2022

Exhibition: Mar 17 – May 8, 2022

Ariel René Jackson’s exhibition, Remember This House: A global story investigates colorism, nationality, and inheritance. The artist utilizes video, found objects, printing, painting, and fiber work to create scenes and experiences from their cultural past to inspire a global conversation.

At the heart of the exhibition are two stage-like altars, Anger and Joy. The north altar represents Joy, with the inclusion of a quilt the artist made during their residency at Artpace, Wedding Day Circa 1987, and locally sourced antique furniture. The south altar represents Anger, with the inclusion of cowboy attire and a quilt titled Missing Data Quilt #3. Jackson challenges ideas of anger by including domestic items and mixed media works on both altars.

Visitors are encouraged to sit in the church pew and watch the artist’s film that shares its title with the exhibition. The 10-minute video features segments from the artist’s 2014 film, And Let Me Tell You, as well as new footage of Jackson performing with the piano accordion, a staple instrument of their afro-creole heritage.

Both altars come together to express what the artist calls “my ancestor’s controlled anger towards systemic racism and the release of my own rage through labor and music.” Jackson told Artpace, “I am thinking about this exhibition as a celebration of a lineage that stretches into various areas of not only the history of the United States, but all of America.” through labor and music.” Jackson told Artpace, “I am thinking about this exhibition as a celebration of a lineage that stretches into various areas of not only the history of the United States, but all of America.”


Ariel René Jackson

Austin, Texas, USA

Ariel René Jackson is a Black creole anti-disciplinary* film-based artist whose practice considers land and landscape as sites of internal representation. Themes of transformation are embedded in their interest and application of repurposed imagery and objects, video, sound, and performance. Jackson’s work is heavily influenced by their afro-creole Louisiana heritage and Black American cultural language. Jackson is an alum of the University of Texas at Austin (2019), Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2019), Royal College of Art Exchange Program (2018), and The Cooper Union (2013). Their work has been shown nationally at numerous galleries and institutions such as the Dallas Contemporary (2021); Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle (2021); Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans (2018); DePaul Art Museum, Chicago (2018); Rhode Island School of Design Museum (2017); and The Studio Museum in Harlem (2016).

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Marcela Guerrero

Marcela Guerrero is Jennifer Rubio Associate Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Recently, she was part of the curatorial team that organized Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945. In summer 2018, Guerrero curated the exhibition Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture. From 2014 to 2017, she worked as Curatorial Fellow at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, where she was involved in the much-lauded exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, organized as part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative and guest-curated by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Andrea Giunta. Along with Fajardo-Hill, Guerrero curated the show’s selection of Latina and Chicana artists and wrote the catalogue chapter on Caribbean women artists, along with more than sixty biographical entries. Prior to her position at the Hammer, she worked in the Latin American and Latino Art Curatorial department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) where she served as Research Coordinator for the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA). As researcher-in-house, she was in charge of reviewing, vetting, and publishing all primary and secondary sources on the ICAA’s digital archive “Documents of 20th -Century Latin American and Latino Art.” At the MFAH she also participated in the acquisition of artworks from the Caribbean region for the permanent collection. Guerrero’s writing has appeared in a variety of publications including ArtNexus, Diálogo, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Caribbean Intransit, and Gulf Coast, and has contributed articles to a variety of exhibition catalogues. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Guerrero received her BA from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, and holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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