November 10, 2020, 8pm
Carceral Aesthetics and the Politics of Love
This series of Dialogues opens opens with Jackie Wang and writer, curator, and art critic Nicole R. Fleetwood discussing carceral aesthetics, the legacy of revolutionary prison arts programs, and the ways that penal space, time, and matter shape the production of prison art. What kinds of worlds and images of freedom have been imagined by prisoners and those with loved ones in prison? What forms of care are embodied by social practices rooted in art-making? Fleetwood is Professor of American Studies and Art History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She curated the exhibition Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, currently on view at MoMA PS1 following the release of her book by the same name, published by Harvard University Press.
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).
This program will be streamed online via Zoom as part of Artists Space Dialogues.