Space 204 (Vanderbilt University) September 24, 2020 - December 17, 2020

Dan Paz, Lorenzo Triburgo, Sherrill Roland

View Virtual Exhibition here: http://space204.org/deliberate...

Deliberate acts: Art & Incarceration traces the peripheral technologies and behaviors built around cultures of incarceration through the work of contemporary artists Dan Paz, Lorenzo Triburgo, and Sherrill Roland. Highlighting the cultural impact of incarceration in the US, these artists address the hidden, concealed, and anonymized forces that enable the continuation of policing through systems of mass incarceration. As artists with close relationships with those involved with carceral systems, their work speaks to the broad power dynamics expressed through strategic behaviors and patterns of relation. Included in this exhibition is Triburgo’s photographic series and sound work Policing Gender where they engages in conversations of surveillance and incarceration as they relate to queer, trans, and non-binary identities. In Paz’s contribution, The sun never knew how great it was until it struck the side of a building, they present their ongoing research and workshops surrounding the staggering development of privately chartered youth detention facilities to publicly make available information that has otherwise been historically concealed. Looking specifically at an anonymous public, Roland’s work is built around the comment section following an article of his work published on Yahoo News, highlighting the nature of discourse that extends from the ongoing performance of the Jumpsuit Project. In his contribution to this online exhibition, he addresses the unknown public by allowing them to communicate with him with questions about the prison system through a web-interface, mimicking the ways those incarcerated are best able to access information from outside the prison walls.

This virtual exhibition is curated by alejandro t. acierto.

For more information please email artdept@vanderbilt.edu