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Walls Turned Sideways

Artist Confront the Justice System

Brown Foundation Gallery
On View August 25, 2018–January 6, 2019

Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System features work by artists from across the nation that addresses the criminal justice system, mass incarceration, and the prison-industrial complex. Representing the full range of contemporary art production made in the studio and the social realm, the exhibition includes artworks that take social justice issues as a subject matter; and position the prison and court systems as structures for dismantling through institutional critique. The artworks in the exhibition are extraordinary for the scale and ambition by which they mobilize in order to bring visibility to offenses within the justice system.

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Stage Environment

Opening Reception: Friday, September 7 | 6:30–8PM

Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery
On View: September 8–October 21, 2018

The year 2018 ushers in the 70thanniversary of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), the second-oldest non-collecting contemporary arts institution in the United States. Although the name and location of the museum have shifted since its 1948 formation, CAMH’s commitment to presenting cutting edge art of its time has remained steadfast. In particular, the institution has continued to celebrate works beyond the traditional scope of visual arts, showcasing design, music, dance, and literary traditions alongside the plastic arts. The exhibition revisits CAMH’s 70-year performative legacy of live arts by mining selected performance documentation and related ephemera from its rich archives. Stage Environment is curated by Patricia Restrepo, Exhibitions Manager and Assistant Curator.

 

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Lorna Simpson, The image of the installation view is from Lorna's show in 2018 in London, titled Unanswerable. It includes a detail image of 12 Stacks and a view of the painting Ice 7.

Gamson Artist Lecture | Lorna Simpson

CAMH Members can now reserve special members-only advance tickets for the Gamson Artist Lecture with Lorna SimpsonContact Bridget Hovell, Membership Coordinator, to gain access to your advance tickets now!

Request Members-only Tickets

General admission tickets will be available for reservation at noon on Friday, September 21, 2018.