‘Window to the Inside’ @ Human Resources LA, May 10

, 9 May 2016

Liberated Arts Collective presents event, Window to the Inside at Los Angeles’ Human Resource (HRLA) on May 10.

The event, which is coordinated and hosted by group, Youth Justice Coalition and led by discussions from Liberated Lifers, is a part of wider exhibition programme under the umbrella title, DECOLONIZE LA that runs at the same location from May 1 through May 15. Artists showing work are Isabel Avila, Catherine Scott, Avelardo Ibarra, Liberated Arts Collective and group, Raze the White Box: A think tank of change.

Liberated Arts Collective is a collaboration between formerly incarcerated people serving term-to-life sentences, teaching artists and writers. The talk, and wider programme aims to look at work created by people inside the California State Prisons and probation system, be it before they entered, during it, or since then. Notions of when work becomes art and when expression and experience becomes influential, inspiration and necessary for survival will be opened up and expanded.

Many “haven’t called (their) work ‘art’ until now”.

See the HRLA’s event page for more details.**

Isabel Avila, photograph series. Courtesy the artist.
Isabel Avila, photograph series. Courtesy the artist.