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Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies

2013 Art Show

Police States, Prison Nations

November 13-15, 2013

Stamm, Templeton Student Center

"Civil Rights Movement" by Camille Shumann, L&C '14"Civil Rights Movement" by Camille Shumann, L&C '14

Participating artists:
Anna Daggett
Kristin Giordano
Genevieve Goffman
Malcolm Hecht
John Hurlman
Madeline Job 
Lesedi Khabele-Stevens
Mark Martinez
Joe Medrano
Julie Perini
Samantha Robinson
Camille Shumann

Open daily during the symposium.  The symposium art exhibit is free and open to the general public.

The Ray Warren Symposium Art Exhibition investigates issues of race and ethnicity as they intersect with the prison system, law enforcement, immigration and deportation, and other dimensions of the carceral state. Reflecting on this year’s selections, many works draw on a vocabulary of self-portraiture and documentation, curiously turning this system of surveillance back onto itself. The viewer is able to witness the effect of surveillance and profiling on identity – from the perspective of the observed and the observing,
the privileged and the disenfranchised, the subjective and the objective.

Several immensely personal works draw attention to the trauma often caused by the carceral state. Further, they address the fact that racial and ethnic minorities are systematically made to be its victims. These works express a compelling need for reformation. By including a broad spectrum of media, views, and conceptual content, it is our intent to initiate a dialogue and underscore the anxiety accompanying current systems
of law enforcement both in the U.S. and abroad.

Ian Blair, ‘15
Rachel Wolfson, ‘14
Em Young, ‘14

Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies

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