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Ashley Hunt: Artist’s Talk

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March 18 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Join Ashley Hunt, artist and professor at CalArts, for an artist’s talk about his long-standing practices of anti-carceral activism and photography. What does it mean to use art as the medium through which we see the building of the prison system; and its unbuilding? We invite the community to take up these questions in the context of Hunt’s exhibition Degrees of Visibility/Ashes Ashes, on display at the Institute of the Arts and Sciences Galleries until April 16, 2023.

This event is free and open to the public.

Ashley Hunt

Ashley Hunt is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles, where he is faculty at the California Institute of the Arts. In works including Corrections Documentary Project (2001–10), Prison Maps (2002), A World Map in Which We See… (2004–07), Notes on the Emptying of a City (2006–10), and Degrees of Visibility (2010–present), Hunt works in dialogue with movement-building and grassroots organizations, including Critical Resistance, the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, Citizens for Quality Education, Southerners on New Ground, and Friends and Family of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children. His works have shown in venues ranging from community centers to prisons to museums, including Pitzer Art Galleries, CA; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Project Row Houses, Houston; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Tate Modern, London; Documenta 12, Germany, and Sinopale Biennial, Turkey. His writings include the book, Notes on the Emptying of a City, and have appeared in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice; X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.