Panel Discussion: Art & Incarceration

28 Feb 2018

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7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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This event is FREE and open to the public.

Aperture Foundation

New York
New York, United States


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The fourth panel discussion in a six - part series of public programs surrounding photography's relationship to mass incarceration in the United States, hosted at Aperture Foundation Gallery.


Panelists: Lisette Oblitas-Cruz, Aliya Hana Hussain, Jesse Krimes, Joseph Rodríguez


How does incarceration impact art making for incarcerated artists and non-incarcerated artists concerned with the criminal justice system? This panel brings together a range of artists and figures who facilitate art projects with incarcerated individuals.


Moderated by Nicole R. Fleetwood, contributing editor of Aperture’s “Prison Nation” issue

Thisspring, Aperture magazine will release “Prison Nation,” addressing the unique role photography plays in creating a visual record of this national crisis. Organized with the scholar Nicole R. Fleetwood, this landmark issue will be accompanied by a related exhibition from February 7 through March 7, 2018, as well as a series of six public programs—featuring speakers such as Nigel Poor, Jamel Shabazz, Deborah Luster, Bruce Jackson, Jesse Krimes, Sable Elyse Smith, Joseph Rodriguez, and more—all to take place at Aperture Foundation’s gallery.

Click here to see the full list of Prison Nation programs

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