Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration

August 27–December 18, 2022

Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration considers the foundational roots of confinement from philosophical, sociological, theological, and art historical perspectives to better understand the fact that today’s mass incarceration crisis has been centuries in the making. This exhibition traces images from history that contribute to the entrenched cultural beliefs associated with today’s carceral system.

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  • Carolina Aranibar-Fernandez, “Multi-ples Capas (Multiple Layers),” 2021, mixed media sculpture, sound, adobe bricks, gold leaf, organic plants. On view in “Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration” at the ASU Art Museum. Photo by Craig Smith.

  • Xaviera Simmons, “Skin Hunger,” 2021, photographs, videos, animations, paintings. On view in “Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration” at the ASU Art Museum. Photo by Craig Smith.

  • Mario Ybarra Jr., “Personal, Small, Medium, Large, Family,” 2021, custom stage facade with videos, photographic wallpaper, framed photographs, 3 aluminum pizza pans, hand-painted canvas signs, wood. On view in “Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration” at the ASU Art Museum. Photo by Craig Smith.

  • Stephanie Syjuco, “Shutter/Release,” 2021, 27 dye photographic sublimation prints on aluminum. On view in “Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration” at the ASU Art Museum. Photo by Craig Smith.

  • Sandra de la Loza, “Unsettling the Settled: Archival Glimpses of Abolitionist Futures,” 2021– ongoing, two-channel video, works on paper, light boxes. On view in “Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration” at the ASU Art Museum. Photo by Craig Smith.

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