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2020 SPE Annual Conference: Hosted by The University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

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John Freyer

SPE Member since 2001
Member Chapter: Southeast

Fifty/Fifty

The Free Hot Coffee bike is part of John Freyer's Fifty/Fifty projects, which was featured during the 2017/18 Tate Exchange program at the Tate Modern. Freyer's work offers a unique opportunity to engage people in recovery with broader publics, emphasizing creative expression as means of assisting in the recovery process and reducing the social stigma and isolation associated with individuals struggling with addiction. It also revives the simple yet meaningful practice of face-to-face dialogue ‒ a growing rarity in an increasingly technologically mediated world. Freyer's consideration of these elements of health and wellness speaks to the interdisciplinary and socially-engaged nature of his work, a mode of thinking and doing that we value here at VCUarts and is mirrored by the aims of Tate Exchange.

The first Rams in Recovery Campus Partner Award was given in recognition of the tremendous contributions VCUarts has made in the creation the Collegiate Recovery Program at VCU, with special appreciation for the contributions of John Freyer, mOb, and Louie Correa.

Free Ice Water conversation in fine art gallery setting.

Free Ice Water conversation in Qatar in March 2016

Free Hot Coffee Bike - Tate Modern - June 2018.

Free Hot Coffee Bike - Tate Modern

Free Hot Supper - 1708 Gallery - 2016

Free Hot Supper - Tate Modern - June 2018

FIFTY/FIFTY - Tate Modern - 2018

Recovery Roast Cupping Event, Liverpool Biennial Fringe, The Brink, Liverpool, UK

Recovery Roast Cupping Event, Woskob Family Gallery, Penn State University.

Recovery Roast Cupping Event, Wilson Center for Humanities, University of Georgia

Recovery Roast Coffee, Tate Roastery, Tate Museum.

Free Ice Water

Free Ice Water

Objects from Fifty/Fifty Project on Display

Unlocations Portal #III

Unlocations Portal #II

Unlocations Portal #I

Free Hot Coffee Bike, Forward Union, Art and Activism Fair, New York, NY

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