“Visions of Confinement: A Lens on Women in the United States Prison System” Exhibition

Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery

poster for “Visions of Confinement: A Lens on Women in the United States Prison System” Exhibition

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The exhibition will function as an educational laboratory and flex space inside of the Hunter East Harlem Gallery, and is aimed at fostering conversations around female incarceration. The gallery will be turned into an “educational lounge” this summer, and will feature artistic meditations on how women experience living in confined spaces, life after release, and family interactions.The project aims to highlight the struggles faced by incarcerated women at a time when the criminal justice system is in crisis and in dire need of reform.

Moreover, the project is intended to spur an open dialogue about family relationships and loneliness and such issues as societal reentry, and sexual and religious identity. Many of these topics will be discussed through our weekly related programming made possible by our exhibiting collaborators: The Confined Arts; Artistic Noise; Incorrigibles Project; Write to Matter; Life After Life in Prison by Sara Bennett; Rehabilitation Through the Arts; Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project; Die Jim Crow; S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective; Art and Resistance Through Education; Center for Justice at Columbia University; Justice and Education Initiative, Riker’s Island; and Mariposa and the Saint.



from June 29, 2016 to September 10, 2016

Opening Reception on 2016-06-29 from 18:00 to 21:00

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