Lecture: Julio Morales on Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration

Through the lens of the exhibition Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration, Julio Morales addresses how today’s carceral conditions have been influenced by a centuries-long history of visual imagery of incarceration and the incarcerated. He discusses how the artists featured in Undoing Timeaim to disrupt the historical canon with new narratives and alternative histories—and to expose those not yet seen. 

Presented by the Berkeley Arts + Design and Future Histories Lab Friday speaker series Landscapes of Migration, Incarceration, and Resistance, in conjunction with UC Berkeley’s A Year on Angel Island program.

Undoing Time artists are Carolina Aranibar-Fernandez, Juan Brenner, Raven Chacon, Sandra de la Loza, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Ashley Hunt, Michael Rohd, Paul Rucker, Xaviera Simmons, Stephanie Syjuco, Vincent Valdez, and Mario Ybarra Jr. 

Morales is an artist, educator, writer, and senior curator at the Arizona State University Art Museum, where he organized Undoing Time. He was the founder and director of Queens Nails Annex, an artist-run project space in San Francisco (2003–12). Morales was adjunct professor at the San Francisco Art Institute and associate professor in curatorial studies at the California College for the Arts. His own artwork explores labor, migration, and underground economies.