Cyrus Dunham

  • “THE PENCIL IS A KEY: DRAWINGS BY INCARCERATED ARTISTS”

    Curated by Claire Gilman, Rosario Güiraldes, Laura Hoptman, Isabella Kapur, and Duncan Tomlin

    “The Pencil Is a Key” will take a global approach to the genre of “prison art,” exhibiting works made in carceral conditions ranging from the Soviet gulag to Chilean prisons under Pinochet’s dictatorship to America’s Japanese internment camps, its contemporary institutions of mass incarceration, and its offshore penal colony at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. Radical pieces made despite intense surveillance, along with those created within the reformist space of penitentiary arts programming—the latter