Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration
at MoMA PS1
For the reopening of MoMA PS1 after the pandemic's closure, I assisted Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood, Professor of American Studies and Art History of Rutgers University, alongside curator Amy Rosenblum-Martín, in organizing this landmark exhibition exploring the work of artists within US prisons and the centrality of incarceration to contemporary art and culture.
Featuring art made by people in prisons and work by nonincarcerated artists concerned with state repression, erasure, and imprisonment, Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration highlights more than 35 artists, including American Artist, Tameca Cole, Russell Craig, James “Yaya” Hough, Jesse Krimes, Mark Loughney, Gilberto Rivera, and Sable Elyse Smith. The exhibition has been updated to reflect the growing COVID-19 crisis in US prisons, featuring new works by exhibition artists made in response to this ongoing emergency.