Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System

Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System
6 PM-8 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Thu October 18, 2018
6 PM-8 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


Join us for a moderated conversation with Chicago artists committed to justice and to using art as a mechanism for change. Mary Patten and Dorothy Burge of Chicago Torture Justice Memorialsr, Kevin Kaempf of Lucky Pierre, and Sarah Ross and Eric Blackmon of Prison and Neighborhood Arts Project will speak to their work both as individuals and in collaboration, followed by dialogue moderated by Risa Puleo, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History and curator of the exhibition Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System, currently on view at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and including work by these artists/collectives and 40 others nationally.

This event kicks off the annual Imagining America gathering on art and justice "Transformative Imaginations: Decarceration and Liberatory Futures", taking place in Chicago October 19 -21.

This talk is part of the 2018-19 SECURITY Dialogues, a year-long conversation about struggles over security from humanistic perspectives, co-presented by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities in partnership with multiple Northwestern departments and programs.

Image: Dread Scott,Wanted, 2017. Community-based project: Wanted posters, community, participants, public fora, forensic sketch session, HD video documentation, pigment prints. Courtesy of the artist.

Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu