LUIS CAMNITZER AND COCO FUSCO ARE PART OF A COLLECTIVE MUTE IN THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON
The New York art gallery Alexander Gray Associates announced that starting tomorrow at the Contemporary Arts Museaum Houston, in Texas, Luis Camnitzer and Coco Fusco will participate at Walls Turned Sideways, a collective exhibition that critices criminal justice system, mass incarceration and the industrial penitentiary complex.
Through all contemporary works of art made in both studies and social areas, Walls Turned Sideways the exhibition addresses works that use the themes of the judicial and judicial system as central elements. Likewise, of an ambitious nature and at a disproportionate scale, most of the works that constitute the exhibition seek to manifest the offenses within of the justice system, from an extremely critical perspective.
In Walls Turned Sideways the figure of the artist is reaffirmed as a presence capable of generating an impact on society. In consequence, questions such as, What is the social role and the responsibility of the artist in times of political urgency? What functions can only art and artists fulfill in the social and political landscape?
The title of the exhibition Walls Turned Sideways comes from a quote by political activist, academic, and author, Angela Davis: “Walls turned sideways are bridges.” The exhibition hopes to serve as a bridge or connecting conduit for conversation, contemplation, and change.