Making Art in Prison
Survival and Resistance with artist and author Janie Paul
Sunday, October 22, 2023
Helmut Stern Auditorium
Museum of Art
Free and open to the public. No pre-registration required.
Janie Paul, co-founder of the
Annual Exhibitions of Artists in Michigan Prisons, a project of the Prison Creative Arts Project, along with formerly incarcerated artists will discuss the significance of making visual art in prison in connection with Paul’s recently published book,
Making Art in Prison: Survival and Resistance. Using philosophical, aesthetic, and political lenses, they will share and explore various modes of resistance employed by imprisoned artists that combat the dehumanization of prison and create paths toward meaning and purpose. They will reflect on ways to be in solidarity with those who are incarcerated.
Janie Paul is a painter, curator, writer, and an Arthur F. Thurnau professor emerita of the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. For 27 years, she has traveled throughout Michigan to meet artists and select work for the project she co-founded:
The Annual Exhibitions of Artists in Michigan Prisons, an initiative of the Prison Creative Arts Project at U-M.
Making Art in Prison: Survival and Resistance, Janie Paul introduces readers to the culture and aesthetics of prison art communities featuring over 200 images of extraordinary work. These powerful stories and images upend the manufactured stereotypes of those living in prison, imparting a real human dimension—a critical step in the movement to end mass incarceration.
This afternoon’s program is presented by UMMA in partnership with Janie Paul, the Prison Creative Arts Project, and the Stamps School of Art and Design on the occasion of the U-M LSA Theme Semester Arts & Resistance.
The Arts & Resistance Theme Semester, organized by UMMA and the U-M Arts Initiative, is generously supported by the U-M Office of the Provost, the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, and Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick.
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