The Arts of Oppression

Sat Sep 11 2021 at 11:00 am to 05:00 pm

SMU Pollock Gallery | Dallas

Miles of Freedom
Publisher/HostMiles of Freedom
The Arts of Oppression The Arts of Oppression, an annual exhibit, and auction hosted by Miles of Freedom, will highlight the creative talent of people currently or formerly incarcerated and benefit the featured artists. Historically, The Arts of Oppression has been a one-day auction event. This year, the exhibition will span two months and allow visitors to understand The Arts of Oppression’s origins and the key stakeholders that have participated in its inception. The Arts of Oppression will feature pieces from the Darkwood Gallery’s collection as well as historical references to the issues of mass incarceration, human rights, and the criminal justice system. Additional programming includes:
· Poetry by teens from the Collin County Juvenile Detention Center, a program led by clemency reform advocate Jason Hernandez
· A series of mindfulness and yoga practices by Seneca KMIR Alma, founder of the KMIR Experience, a collective journey made for collective humans that have experienced incarceration
· A series of conversations with local artists, grassroots organizers, and criminal justice advocates such as Vicki Meek, Alma Rios (Darkwood Gallery and mother of incarcerated son), Seneca KMIR Alma, and former Arts of Oppression participants.
Curated by SMU Pollock Gallery Director Sofia Bastidas Vivar and Curatorial Minds Lab Fellow Aidan Ellis
Artwork by Jesus Villareal

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

SMU Pollock Gallery, 6116 N Central Expressway Suite 101, Dallas, United States

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