MARCH 20, 2020: Short statement by IAS directors about COVID-19

Rachel Nelson and Jennifer Gonzalez, 2020
Rachel Nelson and Jennifer Gonzalez, 2020
Friday, March 20, 2020

Dear friends,

We write to announce that all UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS) spring programming has been postponed, reflecting our commitment to the health and safety of our communities and in adherence to university, state, and federal guidelines pertaining to COVID-19.

Despite this, we feel strongly about the importance of art and culture in challenging times. And, we will continue to support and promote the arts at UCSC to our campus community and beyond. Upcoming virtual tours of some of our current exhibitions and related programming will soon be on our website.

With best wishes,

Rachel Nelson and Jennifer González
UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences
ias@ucsc.eduias.ucsc.edu

 

 

Barring Freedom Now Premiering Fall 2020!


Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts, Untitled (from the Redaction project), 2019
 
Barring Freedom is a bi-coastal exhibition of contemporary art and programmatic initiative about prisons and justice organized by UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS) in collaboration with San José Museum of Art.
 
Exhibition Dates:
UC Santa Cruz
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery
October 14, 2020-January 30, 2021

San José Museum of Art
October 24, 2020-March 21, 2021
 
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York, Shiva Gallery
April 28-July 29, 2021
 
Barring Freedom features contemporary artists from across the United States whose works challenge the complex nexus of policing, surveillance, and imprisonment that makes up the nation’s prison industrial complex. With more than two million incarcerated people in the United States, a majority of them black or brown, virtually all of them from poor communities, Barring Freedom attempts to bring into focus one of the primary obstacles to justice in the nation—the failure of many to see the biases within the criminal justice system or to comprehend the social problems that the system serves to obscure.
 
Artists: American Artist; Sadie Barnette; Sanford Biggers; Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick; Sonya Clark; Sharon Daniel; Maria Gaspar, Ashley Hunt; Dee Hibbert-Jones; Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts; Shaun Leonardo; Deanna Lawson; Prison Renaissance; Sherrill Roland; Dread Scott; jackie sumell; Hank Willis Thomas; Patrice Renee Washington; Levester Williams

Postponed:
Barring Freedom New York Exhibition and Events

 


Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts, Untitled (from the Redaction project). 2019

POSTPONED: Barring Freedom New York Opening
Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

 
Sherrill Roland, Fig Leaf on Cell, #19, #45, 2019

POSTPONED: "Art, Psychology, and Justice"
w/ Craig Haney, Sherrill Roland and Jennifer González
Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

 

Photo credit: Mamadi Doumbouya

POSTPONED: Reading: Reginald Dwayne Betts followed by Q&A with Gina Dent
Moot Court
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

 
Shaun Leonardo, Laquan McDonald (drawing 2), 2016, Charcoal on paper, 30 × 52 in

POSTPONED: UC Santa Cruz Alumni, Families, and Friends Reception
Anya and Andrew Shiva Art Gallery
John Jay College of Criminal Justice