Artists Space

Artists Space Dialogues: Jackie Wang

Artists Space Dialogues is an ongoing series in which an invited curator brings together influential figures in contemporary art and culture to join them in a series of three in-depth public discussions. Our fall series is organized by Jackie Wang, a black studies scholar, prison abolitionist, poet, musician, and author of Carceral Capitalism (Semiotext(e), 2018). As people openly imagine ways to reorganize society in this moment of rupture, Wang's deep analysis of prison, policing, and the carceral state and her critical insistence on a thinking unbeholden to our shared reality is uniquely generative.

These programs will be streamed online via Zoom. To attend, please click on this link at the time of the event.

A figure, centered within the frame, leans against a beige tiled wall and stares directly into the camera.
Portrait of Jackie Wang. [A figure, centered within the frame, leans against a beige tiled wall and stares directly into the camera.]

Jackie Wang is a student of the dream state, black studies scholar, prison abolitionist, poet, performer, and trauma monster and is currently a Heilbroner Center Fellow and Assistant Professor of Culture and Media Studies at The New School’s Eugene Lang College. She is the author of Carceral Capitalism (Semiotexte / MIT Press), on the racial, economic, political, legal, and technological dimensions of the US carceral state. In her most recent work, she has been researching the bail bonds industry and the history of risk assessment in criminal justice. A collection of her poetry, The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us From the Void is forthcoming from Nightboat books.

Program support for Artists Space is provided by The Friends of Artists Space, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, The Cy Twombly Foundation, The David Teiger Foundation, The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The New York Community Trust, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Willem de Kooning Foundation, The Danielson Foundation, The Fox Aarons Foundation, Herman Goldman Foundation, The Destina Foundation, The Luce Foundation, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, VIA Art Fund, Arison Arts Foundation, The Chicago Community Fund, The David Rockefeller Fund, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, The Jill and Peter Kraus Foundation, The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation.