Lectures

A Discussion About Art

When: Thu., March 23

Before the first exhibitions at Spaces’ new home end later this week, resident artist Anthony Warnick will offer insight into the inspiration for his exhibition, Except as Punishment for a Crime, from 6:30 to 7:30 tonight. Warnick’s exhibition explores the exploitation of the ever-growing inmate population for cheap labor by America’s for-profit, private prison corporations. Many of the objects in Warnick’s exhibition were commissioned by the artist to be produced by inmates, allowing him to explore the production process by playing an indirect role in it. These inmate-produced items include three stacks of off-set prints on the floor, as well as disassembled American flags hanging from the wall. During tonight’s discussion, Warnick will explain the complex system, and the role the 13th Amendment plays in compulsory labor for prisoners. Warnick’s exhibition remains on view at Spaces through March 25. Admission is free. (Usmani)

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