Social Studies 6
It’s not just black and white considered the complex cultural, social, and personal issues at stake in the day-to-day workings of the criminal justice system in Arizona. From a panel discussion Considering Matters of Visual Culture and Incarceration with Sheriff Joe Arpaio to a talk on Education or Incarceration? The Future of Democracy by activist Angela Davis, this project explored and exposed the many, often conflicting viewpoints, perspectives, and values that arise from thoughtful consideration of justice and public safety.
Between February and October 2011, the project engaged incarcerated men and women and their families as well as victims’ families, parolees, former-convicts, correctional officers, elected officials, government employees, members of the community, media representatives, artists, and researchers. The pages of this website re-present It’s not just black and white in images, video, essays, and blogs.
This exhibition was curated by John D. Spiak. Funding support was provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
November 2015 --
"Since his project here at the ASU Art Museum, Gregory Sale has been at the forefront of justice reform," said Heather Lineberry, Senior Curator and Assoicate Director. "It’s not just black and white has been instrumental for Sale in forming the foundation for artworks that explore and addresse complex discordances in the criminal justice system nationally. Sale is now undertaking a series of projects focused on the challenges of individuals reentering society after periods of incarceration." highlights of subsequent projects...
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