About This Event
Join former ACLS/NYPL Cullman Center Fellow Nicole R. Fleetwood and Elizabeth Hinton as they discuss Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration. 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.
Working with meager supplies and in the harshest conditions—including solitary confinement—these artists find ways to resist the brutality and depravity that prisons engender. The impact of their art, Fleetwood observes, can be felt far beyond prison walls. Their bold works, many of which are being published for the first time in this volume, have opened new possibilities in American art.
This event is part of the 2020 Schomburg Center Literary Festival. Click here for the full festival schedule.
Image: Nicole Fleetwood