susan c. dessel

Image Above, Detail from Dessel's "Expat Repat", a work-in-progress. Installation. Linen fabric, Archival linen tape, Archival ink.

Image Above, Detail from Dessel’s “Expat Repat”, a work-in-progress. Installation. Linen fabric, Archival linen tape, Archival ink.

About susan c. dessel’s work, “Expat Repat”, a work-in-progress.

FLASHBACK: Public Laws of the U.S. of A. passed by the 59th Congress, Session II. The Expatriation Act of March 2, 1907 [CH 2534, Sec. 3]. Any American woman who marries a foreigner shall take the nationality of her husband, i.e., she lost her American citizenship!

Public Laws of the U.S. of A. passed by the 67th Congress, Session II. The Cable Act, AKA the “Married Women’s Independent Nationality Act”/“Married Women’s Act”) enacted September 22, 1922. [Ch. 411… An American woman will not have her citizenship taken away if she marries an immigrant unless he is an alien ineligible to citizenship….

Any woman who had lost her American citizenship through marriage to an alien eligible for citizenship was consequently allowed to apply to be repatriated.

Leave Your Swords at the Door

2017

Curated by Haifa Bint-Kadi and sponsored by the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, the work in this group exhibit presented the artists’ perspectives on building bridges and fighting hate, negative stereotyping and prejudice.

Among the work exhibited was Artist susan c. dessel’s Installation PIECES OF PEACE: thirty-six hand carved Olivewood pieces with handwritten excerpts from the Oslo Peace Accords.

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FAR FROM THE FRONT LINES

2017

Curated by Dorit Jordon Dotan, this exhibit of work by twenty-two North American-based artists offered perspectives on the conflict in the Middle East.

Dessel’s Installation PIECES of PEACE was on view to the public here at the Evanston Art Center for the first time.

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"Trees of Life and Evil Eyes: A Contemporary Take on Superstition, Symbols and Mysticism"

susan c. dessel’s “ph! ph! ph!…” was among the work in “Trees of Life and Evil Eyes: A Contemporary Take on Superstition, Symbols and Mysticism”

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Dessel's Martha Gruening Bibliography Posted on DEEP BLUE

Ongoing

Martha Gruening Bibliography POSTED. Dessel’s BIBLIOGRAPHY based on her research as a Frankel Fellow on the life and works of Martha Gruening — suffragist, civil rights activist, journalist, lawyer… — is now posted on University of Michigan Library’s DEEP BLUE website. See LINKS page under “Academic Blogs, Publications, Links to Artist Talks”.

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