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Working with Rutgers University Carceral Studies Working Group, MoMA PS1 will continue its commitment to providing a platform for issues around criminal justice with a day-long symposium. This online program will serve as an interdisciplinary space for presentations and discussions from a diverse range of scholars, artists, and activists focused on historicizing, theorizing, and deconstructing the carceral state and its expansive and diffusive structures and economies. Taking place at one of the central institutions of contemporary art in the US, participants will address urgent questions about the role of artists and curators as activists. The participants will delve into recent and ongoing questions about how cultural institutions grapple with legacies of inequalities, featuring a range of scholars, critics, artists, and activists who work with communities and organizations to enact abolitionist structures. Panels will consider histories, practices, institutions, and collective movements to transform and abolish carceral frameworks.
Image: Installation view of MoMA’s exhibition “Marking Time: Art In the Age of Mass Incarceration” / photo by Kris Graves