Contemporary Prison Art and Visual Culture
July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A Discussion with Nicole R. Fleetwood
Art created by prisoners has a long history, a vibrant present, and much to teach us about how imprisonment shapes individuals, family relations, public culture, and our society in an age of mass incarceration. This intimate panel discussion features curator and writer Nicole R. Fleetwood, Professor of American Studies and Art History at Rutgers University. Her books are Marking Time: Art in the Era of Mass Incarceration (Harvard, 2020), On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination (Rutgers, 2015), and Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness(Chicago, 2011).
Photo caption: Guy Woodard, Target Achieved, Ball point pen on illustration board, 2001