Spudnik Press is hosting a virtual artist talk with Aaron Hughes, William Estrada, & Sarah Ross on printmaking at Stateville Prison, visions of human rights from inside the carceral state, and prison abolition.
Spudnik Press Resident Artist Aaron Hughes will speak with William Estrada and Sarah Ross about teaching printmaking through the Prison + Neighborhood Arts/Education Project (P+NAP) at Stateville Prison. During this virtual talk, these three artists will discuss both the power of printmaking for individuals in prison, and the limitations of art education within the larger prison system.
They will also present P+NAP’s newest publication, Carving Out Rights from Inside the Prison Industrial Complex (Hat & Beard Press). The book features 30 brilliantly crafted foam block prints— one for each article in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights— made by artists at Stateville Prison whose daily struggle for their own human rights is even more pronounced during a global pandemic in which they are denied basic PPE, healthcare, and safety. Collectively, these prints reject the dehumanization perpetuated by the prison system, and claim the dignity of universal, inalienable human rights.
Please join us for an engaging conversation about art, prison abolition, and visions of human rights from inside the carceral state.
Tune in to the Talk: Open Zoom Meeting (ID: 9130 0109 743)