The Walls Turned Sideways exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston implicates the museum as existing in the same landscape of money and power as the prison.
Created by artists Jenny Polak, the ICE Escape Signs are designed to jolt US citizens into realizing the challenges the undocumented face on a daily basis.
CHICAGO — On a grassy island surrounded by several roads at the center of Chicago’s Logan Square temporarily sits Jenny Polak’s “Mobile Speakers’ Podium for Citizens and Non-Citizens,” a creamy-white structure that at first glance looks like a miniature club house.
In recognition of the Fourth of July, I interviewed groundbreaking artist “Dread” Scott Tyler, whose work is directly engaged in challenging public perception of and reactions to US politics and history. He answered my questions about his desire to engage, America’s relationship to freedom of expression today, nationalism, and the lack of critical discourse around his work.