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Marking Time

Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674919228

Publication Date: 04/28/2020


352 pages

95 color illus.


  • List of Illustrations*
  • Preface
  • A Note on Method
  • Introduction
  • 1. Carceral Aesthetics: Penal Space, Time, and Matter
  • 2. State Goods: Clandestine Practices and Prison Art Collectives
  • 3. Captured by the Frame: Photographic Studies of Prisoners
  • 4. Interior Subjects: Portraits by Incarcerated Artists
  • 5. Fraught Imaginaries: Collaborative Art in Prison
  • 6. Resisting Isolation: Art in Solitary Confinement
  • 7. Posing in Prison: Family Photographs, Practices of Belonging, and Carceral Landscapes
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • Ronnie Goodman, San Quentin Arts in Corrections Art Studio
    • James “Yaya” Hough, I Am the Economy
    • James “Yaya” Hough, How Big House Products Make Boxer Shorts
    • Todd (Hyung-Rae) Tarselli, untitled (chipmunk painting)
    • Muhammad al Ansi, untitled (Alan Kurdi)
    • Gil Batle, Sanctuary
    • Russell Craig, State ID
    • Ndume Olatushani, Winds of Change
    • Eddie Kates, Chain Gang
    • A Southern Chain Gang
    • Tameca Cole, Locked in a Dark Calm
    • Raymond Towler, Passing Time
    • Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter, Ain’t I a Woman
    • Duron Jackson, Rikers Island Jail, NY/li>
    • Stephen Tourlentes, Lucasville, Ohio, State Death House
    • Maria Gaspar, Wretched and Paramount I (Extreme Landscapes Series; Google study of Cook County Jail in Chicago)
    • Sarah Jane Rhee, “Bomba Con Buya,” at Freedom Square, Day 10
    • Kenneth Reams, Capitalization
    • Daniel McCarthy Clifford, One Ton Ježek from The Leavenworth Project
    • Dean Gillispie, First Date
    • Dean Gillispie, Spiz’s Dinette
    • Dean Gillispie, Spiz’s Diner
    • Gilberto Rivera, An Institutional Nightmare
    • Jesse Krimes, Apokaluptein 16389067
    • Jesse Krimes, Apokaluptein 16389067: II
    • Jared Owens, Oculus
    • Jared Owens, Ellapsium: master & Helm
    • Unidentified man, Arkansas prison identification photo
    • Callie Brown, Arkansas prison identification photo
    • Sara Bennett, Keila on the Subway, Life After Life in Prison
    • Sara Bennett, Tracy, Life After Life in Prison: The Bedroom Project
    • Zora J Murff, Jerome at 15
    • Deborah Luster, L.C.I.W. St. Gabriel, Louisiana
    • Deborah Luster, E.C.P.P.F.
    • Chandra McCormick, Young Man
    • Dread Scott, Stop
    • Calvin Gorham, Self-Portrait
    • Michael Moses El, Self-Portrait with Desi
    • Edward, Portrait of Doris, DeCarrio, and Family
    • Cleveland, Portrait of DeCarrio
    • Daniel McCarthy Clifford, Mugs
    • George Anthony Morton, Mars
    • Letter from James “Yaya” Hough to Russell Craig with a portrait of Craig’s infant daughter
    • Titus Kaphar, The Jerome Project (My Loss)
    • Jesse Krimes, Purgatory
    • Mark Loughney, Pyrrhic Defeat: A Visual Study of Mass Incarceration
    • Mark Loughney, Pyrrhic Defeat: A Visual Study of Mass Incarceration (detail)
    • Ronnie Goodman, Self-Portrait with Boots
    • Ronnie Goodman, portrait session at San Quentin State Prison
    • Tyra Patterson, Moon
    • Lisette Oblitas, In Your Eyes
    • James “Yaya” Hough, Portrait of Yaya
    • Russell Craig, Self Portrait
    • Russell Craig, Locks
    • Women of York, Shared Dining
    • Lisette Oblitas, Phyllis Porter Place Setting
    • The Reentry Think Tank, Reentry Bill of Rights, Preamble
    • Printmaking class at San Quentin State Prison
    • DonChristian Jones and Rikers mural students, Staying above the Water
    • DonChristian Jones and Rikers mural students, Keep Your Head Up
    • Jerome Washington, drawings for Moth and Light
    • Ron Cauthern, New Monument for Nashville
    • Prison Renaissance, Metropolis
    • Billy Sell, Self-Portrait
    • Carnell Hunnicutt Sr., Supermax Cell at Northern C.T.
    • Aron “Akili” Castlin and Ricky D. Matthews, An Architect’s Dream
    • Omar Broadway and Douglas Tirola, An Omar Broadway Film
    • Omar Broadway and Douglas Tirola, An Omar Broadway Film
    • Moliere Dimanche Jr., untitled drawing on back of prison form
    • Moliere Dimanche Jr., Black Jesus
    • Moliere Dimanche Jr., Pills and Potion
    • Moliere Dimanche Jr., Tango
    • Ojore Lutalo, Being Persecuted for Political Thoughts
    • Ojore Lutalo, Seeing Is Believing
    • Ojore Lutalo, Torture Chamber
    • Justin Goh for Tamms Year Ten, I AM A MOM with Brenda
    • Laurie Jo Reynolds for Tamms Year Ten, My Picture with Blue Sky (for Roberto)
    • Jessica Posner for Photo Requests from Solitary, Sunset over Water (for Geri)
    • Frances and De’Andre
    • Deana Lawson, Mohawk Correctional Facility
    • David Adler, Prisoner Fantasies: Photos from the Inside
    • David Adler, Marlo, Prisoner Fantasies: Photos from the Inside
    • Sharon, Allen, and Eleanor
    • Nicole, Allen, and Sharon
    • Allen, Valentine’s Day portrait
    • Eric, De’Andre, and Nicole
    • Nicole and De’Andre
    • Fleetwood daughters
    • Winter holiday greeting card
    • Eleanor, Allen, Nicole, and Sharon
    • Sandy, Eleanor, Allen, Yvonne, Yvette, and Nicole
    • Sable Elyse Smith, C.R.E.A.M.
    • Sable Elyse Smith, BACKBEND
    • Sable Elyse Smith, Avenal
    • Sable Elyse Smith, And Here Is a List of Names
    • Sable Elyse Smith, The Body Keeps the Score

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