Panel Discussion: Art & Incarceration

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.

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

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

Image caption: Joseph Rodríguez, At Walden House FOTEP (Female Offender Treatment Employment Program), a young mother holds her son, El Monte, California, 2008; © the artist











When: Wed., February 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 W. 27th St., 4th Floor
212-505-5555
Price: This event is FREE and open to the public
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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.

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

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

Image caption: Joseph Rodríguez, At Walden House FOTEP (Female Offender Treatment Employment Program), a young mother holds her son, El Monte, California, 2008; © the artist

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