jackie sumell

jackie sumell, 2016 Dillard University introducing Amy Goodman from Democracy Now

jackie with Amy Goodman


Jackie offers full and half-day workshops on the intersection of art and activism, art as interruption, and using the imaginative space to challenge the status quo.

Her lectures explore America’s history of institutionalized racism, and the culture of torture in the United States through an artistic interrogation of the practice of long-term solitary confinement. Her lectures detail the processes and relationships underpinning the conceptual project that is Herman’s House.

See Calendar Below for Jackie’s Upcoming Exhibition & Lecture Schedule (click on highlighted days for more details):

What People Are Saying:

“[sumell] is a rare artist in this way — using her skills to affectively engage with community-based organizing. The project challenges rhetorical modes of composite representation. It creates an indeterminable process without resolve.” -Nasrin Himada, writer/teacher

“jackie sumell represents a class struggle by other means. Her project… allows us to consider what an effective form of revolutionary struggle might look like today” -Marc James Leger, artist/writer

“jackie has her ear right up against what makes the people around her tick. She feels and she listens and then she ACTS… rarely can one person do all three” -Emily Jensen, organizer

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Amy Nguyen, Project Manager:
e: info@HermansHouse.org
p: 504.344.1717

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