Walls turned sideways : artists confront the justice system /

'Walls Turned Sideways' accompanies the largest museum presentation to investigate the criminal justice system in the US. What is the social role and responsibility of the artist in times of political urgency? What functions can only art and artists fulfill in the political landscape? This...

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Imprint:Houston : Contemporary Arts Museum Houston ; Miami, Florida : [NAME] publications, [2018]
©2018
Description:464 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm. + 1 poster (33 cm. x 47 cm) + 1 booklet (34 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm)
Language:English
Subject:Prisons in art.
Prisoners in art.
Prisons -- Social aspects -- Exhibitions.
Prisoners -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Police power -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Prisons -- Social aspects.
Prisons in art.
Prisoners.
Format: E-Resource Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11780323
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Varying Form of Title:Artists confront the justice system
Title on poster: Prison industrial complex
Title on booklet: Sgt. Kroll goes to the office
Other authors / contributors:Puleo, Risa, curator, editor.
ISBN:9780984056651
0984056653
Notes:Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, August 25, 2018-January 6, 2019.
Catalog includes poster titled "The Prison Industrial Complex" and a booklet titled "Sgt. Kroll Goes to the Office."
"With contributions by Elizabeth Alexander, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Evan Bissell and Ora Wise, Andy Campbell, Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, Melanie Crean, Stephen F. Eisenman, Nicole R. Fleetwood, Michel Foucault, et al [R. D. Laing, Howie Harp, Judy Clark], Che Gossett, Sam Gould, Unique Holland, Ashley Hunt, Ben Jones, David Joselit, Theodore Kerr, Chaédria Labouvier, Roger Lancaster, Shaun Leonardo, K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Shoshana Magnet, Erica R. Meiners and Sarah Ross, Gean Moreno, Robert Morris, Robert S. Nelson, Isamu Noguchi, Otabenga Jones & Associates, Anthony Papa, mary Patten, Laurie Jo Reynolds, Cameron Rowland, Jared Sexton, Rashad Shabazz, Sable Elyse Smith, Shawn Michelle Smith, Daniel tucker and Rosten Woo, Rebecca Zorach." -- page 4 of cover.
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary:'Walls Turned Sideways' accompanies the largest museum presentation to investigate the criminal justice system in the US. What is the social role and responsibility of the artist in times of political urgency? What functions can only art and artists fulfill in the political landscape? This catalog discusses the work of more than 30 artists from across the nation, with works spanning the past 40 years, who address the criminal justice system and the prison industrial complex. The book's title derives from a quote by political activist and author Angela Davis: "Walls turned sideways are bridges."

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