Friday, March 20, 2020
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
Barring Freedom Now Premiering Fall 2020!
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.
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