MoMA PS1 Exhibit Highlighting Incarcerated Artists Featured in the Atlantic
February 10, 2021 In the Press
Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration is an exhibition that investigates the work of artists within US prisons, which recently launched at MOMA PS1.
Covering the exhibition for The Atlantic, Leslie Jamison writes,
A particular set of constraints confronts incarcerated artists in their work: very little space, very few materials, but almost endless time. To put it more precisely, they are navigating endless penal time, scheduled by others, while mourning the loss of domestic time—family time, home time, free time. Many of the pieces in “Marking Time” are reckoning with that simultaneous grief and abundance, and they all mark time in one essential way: by transforming penal time into art.
Marking Time is organized by guest curator Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood and follows the release of Fleetwood’s new book, Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Artwork by Justice-in-Education Scholar Lisette Oblitas was featured in Fleetwood’s book.