The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and the MoMA Stores in New York City have closed temporarily.
This major exhibition at MoMA PS1 explores art and mass incarceration, featuring art made by people in prisons and work by nonincarcerated artists concerned with state repression, erasure, and imprisonment. With more than two million people currently behind bars in the United States, Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration underscores how prisons and the prison industrial complex are central to contemporary art and culture.
Marking Time is organized by guest curator Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood, Professor of American Studies and Art History at Rutgers University, and reflects her decade-long dedication to the research, analysis, and archiving of the visual art and creative practices of incarcerated artists and art that responds to mass incarceration. The exhibition corresponds with the release of Fleetwood’s new book, Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration (Harvard University Press, 2020).
Learn more about the event here.