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Tisch & Koppelman Galleries, Aidekman/Medford
January 23 – April 19, 2020
Artist talk and reception January 23

A comprehensive look at how contemporary artists over the past forty years have created work related to the criminal justice system. Representing a range of contemporary art production made in both the studio and social realm, Walls Turned Sideways 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.

Exhibition Artists

Andrea Robbins and Max Becher | New York, New York
Josh Begley | Brooklyn, New York
Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun | New Orleans, Louisiana
Luis Camnitzer | New York, New York
Jamal Cyrus | Houston, Texas
The Estate of Chris Burden | 1946–2015
The Estate of Martin Wong | 1946–1999
Tirtza Even | Chicago, Illinios
Andrea Fraser | New York, New York
Maria Gaspar | Chicago, Illinois
Danny Giles | Chicago, Illinois
Sam Gould | Minneapolis, Minnesota
Michelle Handelman | Brooklyn, New York
Coco Fusco and Paula Heredia | Brooklyn, New York
Suzanne Lacy with Julio Morales and Unique Holland | Los Angeles, California
Ashley Hunt | Los Angeles, California
Richard Kamler | San Francisco, California
Kapwani Kiwanga | Paris, France
Autumn Knight | New York, New York
Deana Lawson | Brooklyn, New York
Sarah Ross and Damon Locks | Chicago, Illinois
Lucky Pierre | Chicago, Illinois
Mark Menjivar | San Antonio, Texas
Trevor Paglen | New York, New York
Anthony Papa | New York, New York
Mary Patten | Chicago, Illinois
Jenny Polak | New York, New York
Carl Pope, Jr. | Indianapolis, Indiana
Laurie Jo Reynolds | Chicago, Illinois
Sherrill Roland | Raleigh, North Carolina
Gregory Sale | Phoenix, Arizona
Dread Scott | Brooklyn, New York
Sable Elyse Smith | Brooklyn, New York

Opening Reception & Conversation

Thursday, January 23, 6-8pm
Public conversation with curator Risa Puleo and participating artist Autumn Knight


Thursday & Friday, March 5 & 6
Participating artists in dialogue with scholars, activists, and formerly incarcerated people on issues of mass incarceration and experimental educational initiatives. Produced in collaboration with Tufts University Prison Initiative of Tisch College of Civic Life.

Press Release