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November 5, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join guest curator Julio Morales, exhibition artists Stephanie Syjuco and Mario Ybarra, Jr., and Freedom Archives co-directors Claude Marks and Nathaniel Moore for a conversation that expands and explores the exhibition’s themes, including the artist as archivist/activist.
Morales is senior curator at the Arizona State University Art Museum. As artist, educator, and curator, he explores issues of migration, underground economies, and labor.
Syjuco, associate professor in sculpture at UC Berkeley, is an artist working with photography, sculpture, and installation whose practice questions the disciplinary and historical specificities of photographic image making.
Ybarra is an artist whose sculptures, installations, photographs, and activist interventions examine Mexican American identity, with an aesthetic that combines street culture iconography with historical and political imagery. He teaches from his studio, Slanguage, in his hometown of Wilmington, California.
Marks is founder and co-director of the Freedom Archives, where he produces video and audio documentaries. He has an extensive background in media, culture, and activism dating from the 1960s; he was imprisoned in the United States for his support of the Puerto Rican independence movement.
Moore is an educator, archivist, and co-director of the Freedom Archives, as well as an archivist at the UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library. He is active in prisoner support work.
This is a special event in support of:
Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration
On view through December 18, 2022
2155 Center Street, Berkeley
Open Wednesday–Sunday, 11 AM–7 PM
Museum admission is free for all UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff.
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.
Twelve artists have created work based on their analysis of art historical images of incarceration, a selection of which are on display in the introductory Cloud Room, working in a range of media including multi-media installation, photography, and texts.