On Tuesday, March 2, the Visualizing Abolition series from UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts & Sciences presents writer, artist, and CalArts Art faculty Ashley Hunt in conversation with members of the Underground Scholars Initiative: MJ Hart, Joshua Solis, Alberto Lule, Ryan Flaco Rising, and Rodrigo Vazquez.
The Underground Scholars Initiative is an organization that provides support to students and prospective students who have been personally impacted by the U.S. criminal justice system. The topics covered in Art, Abolition, and the University will focus on the publication Abolish the University (Degrees of Visibility Newspaper #7), which was produced as part of the Barring Freedom exhibition organized by San Jose Museum of Art and UC Santa Cruz Institute of Arts and Sciences.
In his own art practice, Hunt uses video, photography, mapping, and writing to engage social movements, modes of learning, and public discourse. He has dedicated a large part of his practice to documenting the expansion of the U.S. prison system and the ramifications on communities.
The artist talk takes place at 4 pm PST, and is virtual with advanced registration required.
- Ashley Hunt’s Photos Explore the Aesthetics of Mass Incarceration
- Ashley Hunt’s Degrees of Visibility at Foto Forum Santa Fe
Art, Abolition, and the University
Tuesday, March 2, 4-5:30 pm PST
Free, advanced registration required.