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Marking Time: Prison Arts and Activism Conference
Press Packet

Press Releases

Groundbreaking Prison Arts Conference and Exhibition at Rutgers, October 8-10 2014

Institute for Research on Women to host Groundbreaking Prison Arts Conference and Multi-Site Art Exhibition, October 8-10, 2014

Art

"Black Essence" by Kevin Veal, courtesy of the artist

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"Self Portrait" by Russell Craig, acrylic on cloth, 2014, courtesy of the artist

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"Half Surrender" by Kiinnari Jivani, courtesy of the Prison Creative Arts Project at the University of Michigan

Half Surrender by Kiinnari Jivani

 

"Tex Johnson, 60" by Ron Levine, courtesy of the artist

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"That Renown New Mexico Light" by Dana Greene, courtesy of the artist

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"The Way It Is" by Rafael DeJesus, courtesy of the Prison Creative Arts Project at the University of Michigan

The Way it is by Rafael DeJesus

 

 

"Beware the Lily Law" by Michelle Handelman, high-definition video, sound, Installation at Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia. Photo credits: Laure Leber, 2014

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"Bone Shaker" by Larry Machado, courtesy of the William James Association

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"Allen and Tanasha, 1998"

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"Detail from Apokaluptein:16389067" by Jesse Krimes, courtesy of the artist

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"LCIW, St. Gabriel, Louisiana, Zelphea Adams, from One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana" by Deborah Luster, courtesy of the artist

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"Exercise Cages" by Dana Greene, courtesy of the artist

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"Boyd Edward Whitely, 80" by Ron Levine, courtesy of the artist

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"Times Up" by Larry Mock, courtesy of Phyllis Kornfeld

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Untitled Images by Dean Gillispie, courtesy of the artist

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"Marlo 2005," courtesy of David Adler

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"Theda Rice, 77" by Ron Levine, courtesy of the artist

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"The Big Graph," courtesy of Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Philadelphia

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"Liberate the Mind," courtesy of Prisoner's Revolutionary Literature Fund

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"Judge I am D. Law" by Leonard C. Jefferson, courtesy of the artist

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"San Quentin Blues" by Ronnie Goodman, linocut, 14.5 x 10.5", 2007, courtesy of the William James Association

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"Alcatraz Jigsaw Puzzle" by Ojore Lutalo

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Media Mentions

Abe Ahn,“White (Box) Supremacy.” Hyperallergenic: Sensitive to Art and Its Discontents, November 26, 2014
http://hyperallergic.com/165160/white-box-supremacy/

 

Emma Jacobs, “Marking Time: Exhibit Shows Prison-Made Art.” WNYC News, Thursday November 20, 2014
http://www.wnyc.org/story/marking-time-exhibit-shows-prison-made-art/

 

Blake Stowers, “Man that served 20 years shares experience of incarceration after wrongful conviction.” Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Thursday, November 6, 2014
http://www.bdtonline.com/news/experience-of-incarceration-after-wrongful-conviction/article_280a98ba-6566-11e4-b35d-2b6797e10bf8.html

 

Erin Petenko, Lin Lan and Weini Zhang, “Rutgers hosts ‘Marking Time: Prison Arts and Activism Conference’.” The Daily Targum, Wednesday, October 8, 2014
http://www.dailytargum.com/article/2014/10/panel-on-the-prison-arts-documentaries-and-laws

 

Patti Verbenas, “Insider Art: How Prison Populations Express Themselves to the Outside World.” Rutgers Today, Monday, October 6, 2014
http://news.rutgers.edu/qa/insider-art-how-prison-populations-express-themselves-outside-world/20141005#.VH4e78m26yw

 

Visual Arts News Desk, “The Zimmerli Art Museum Presents JESSE KRIMES: APOKALUPTEIN: 16389067.” BWW Hub, October 1, 2014
http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwart/article/The-Zimmerli-Art-Museum-Presents-JESSE-KRIMES-APOKALUPTEIN-16389067-20141001

 

Katie Park,"Zimmerli exhibits former inmate’s mural." The Daily Targum, September 4, 2014
http://www.dailytargum.com/article/2014/09/zimmerli-former-inmate-mural

 

Dan Bischoff, "Jesse Krimes' prison art at Zimmerli Museum in New Brunswick." The Star-Ledger, August 28,2014
http://www.nj.com/entertainment/arts/index.ssf/2014/08/art_review_jesse_krimes_apokaluptein_at_zimmerli_museum_in_new_brunswick.html

Video

“Visualizing Bodies/Space: A Performative Picture of Justice System-Involved Girls & Women in Miami, FL”

This panel discussion took place on October 9, 2014, as part of the conference Marking Time: Prison Arts & Activism Conference, organized and hosted by the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University.

Panelists: Nereida Garcia Ferraz (Artist/Women on the Rise!), Jillian Hernandez (University of California-San Diego/Women on the Rise!), and Anya Wallace (Penn State University/Women on the Rise!).

Moderator: Ferris Olin (Rutgers-New Brunswick).

Video credit: Patricia Munoz
Vimeo link: https://vimeo.com/113415181

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