No. 449: Nicole R. Fleetwood, Allegra Pesenti

Episode No. 449 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features author Nicole R. Fleetwood and curator Allegra Pesenti.

Fleetwood is the author of “Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” an examination of how the imprisoned have turned to art-making in an attempt to resist the brutality and depravity of American imprisonment. The book was published by Harvard University Press. Amazon offers it for $30.

An exhibition of the same title is forthcoming at MoMA PS1. It was curated by Fleetwood and Amy Rosenblum-Martin, with Jocelyn Miller. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, MoMA PS1 has yet to announce opening and closing dates for the exhibition. A museum spokesperson said that the exhibition will open whenever the museum re-opens. “Marking Time” features art made by people in prisons and by non-incarcerated artists concerned with issues related to repression and imprisonment in America.

Fleetwood is a professor of American Studies and Art History at Rutgers University.

Links to topics discussed on the program:

On the second segment, Hammer Museum curator Allegra Pesenti discusses several recent acquisitions at the Hammer’s Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts.

Instagram: Nicole R. Fleetwood, Tyler Green.

Air date: June 11, 2020.

Alexandra Bell, Friday, April 21, 1989 – Front Page, 2019, from the series No Humans Involved: After Sylvia Wynter, 2018-2019.

Ronnie Goodman, San Quentin Arts in Corrections Art Studio, 2008.

Dean Gillispie, First Date, 2004. Tablet backs, chipboard, popsicle sticks, dental casting stone material, 16 × 16 × 8 inches.

Dean Gillispie, Spiz’s Diner, 1996. Chipboard, popsicle sticks, soda cans, cassette tape cases, flashlight bulbs, seed beads, paint, glue, 16 × 24 × 12 inches.

Jared Owens, Ellapsium: master & Helm, 2016.

Jared Owens, Oculus, 2014.

Jesse Krimes, Apokaluptein 16389067, 2010-13.

Installation view of Jesse Krimes, Apokaluptein, 16389067 II, 2015 at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, 2015.

JMW Turner, Slave Ship (Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying, Typhoon Coming On), 1840.

Paul Chenay, Victor Hugo, John Brown, 1860.

Victor Hugo, Ecce Lex (The hanging man), 1854.

Lee Bontecou, Untitled #21, 1983.

Betye Saar, Black Angus Meets Big Brahma, 1964.

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