5216 Montrose Blvd
Join Houston DSA for a special guided tour, courtesy of the Contemporary Arts Museum, of the current exhibit, Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System.
About the exhibit:
“Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System features work by artists from across the nation that addresses the criminal justice system, mass incarceration, and the prison-industrial complex. Representing the full range of contemporary art production made in the studio and the social realm, the exhibition includes artworks that take social justice issues as a subject matter; and position the prison and court systems as structures for dismantling through institutional critique. The artworks in the exhibition are extraordinary for the scale and ambition by which they mobilize in order to bring visibility to offenses within the justice system.
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.”