Nicole R. Fleetwood: Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

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    Based on interviews with currently and formerly incarcerated artists, prison visits, and the author's own family experiences with the penal system, Marking Time shows how the imprisoned turn ordinary objects into elaborate works of art. The author, Nicole R. Fleetwood, will read from her new book and join formerly incarcerated artists in conversation about their work.

    She will be joined by two artists featured in her book. James “YAYA” Hough is a returning citizen and is currently the artist-in-residence at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. Jesse Krimes is a Philadelphia based artist and curator, co-founder of Right of Return USA, and a Rauschenberg Foundation, Art for Justice Fund, and Creative Capital fellow.

    Nicole R. Fleetwood is Professor of American Studies and Art History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She is a writer, curator, and art critic. Her previous books are On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination and Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness.

    This program is presented in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia. 

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Nicole R. Fleetwood: Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration
  • 2027 Fairmount Ave
  • Philadelphia, PA 19130
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  • Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
  • Free.