Featuring: Featuring art by teens at the Richmond Detention Center, with support from Terry Brown, Kate Deciccio, Catherine Komp, Molly Fair, Gina Lyles, Malena Magnolia, and Mark Strandquist
Performing Statistics connects incarcerated teens in Richmond, Virginia with artists, advocates, police departments, and many others to create public art and advocacy projects that help transform Virginia’s juvenile justice system. In the past year, incarcerated teens created an exhibition and training manuals used to train every police officer in Richmond (700 active duty officers), seen by tens of thousands of people in schools, libraries, museums, city streets and public places across Virginia.
Every year in Virginia more than 10,000 kids are locked up. While it costs $135,000 to incarcerate one youth for a year, close to 75 percent of incarcerated teens are rearrested within three years.
#PRISONSDONTWORK. Not for our youth, not for our families, not for public safety, and not for taxpayers.
By connecting non-traditional allies through process-based art forms and immersive and interactive exhibits/publications (that go well beyond traditional art spaces), we can destroy stereotypes, build community power, and engage with these complex and divisive issues. By listening first to the youth most affected we can make a more just, whole, and equitable world.
United Photo Industries (UPI)
United Photo Industries (UPI) is a New York based nonprofit organization that works to promote a wider understanding of, and increased access to, the art of photography.
Since its founding in 2011, UPI has rapidly solidified its position in the public art landscape by continuing to showcase thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography from across the globe. In its first seven years, UPI has presented the work of more than 2,500 visual artists in gallery exhibitions and public art installations worldwide.
Featuring: Various Artists
Curated by: Mark Strandquist
LocationsView Location Details Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
1 Water St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
This location is part of Brooklyn Bridge Park
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Presented by: ART 180 and Legal Aid Justice Center
Working in Local Communities
Community art projects, both large and small, can become vehicles for social change. Artists discuss their longterm projects, how they began, how they involve their communities, and what advice they have for other artists who wish to engage their own communities in art projects. Panelists will discuss projects on local communities and the impacts they’ve had, far and wide.Learn More