BlkArthouse and Prophet Propaganda Present
Televised Revolution: Working Towards Criminal Justice Reform Through Art
America is heralded as both the capital of consumerism and commercialization, with the highest GDP in the world, and the capital of mass incarceration, with the highest prison population in the world. Criminal justice reform is long overdue, and though underpaid prison labor plays a role in American production, those convicted of a crime are still treated as unvalued members of society. A simple campaign that focuses on viewing convicts as fellow citizens and humans and paying them fair wages for their production is necessary in order to achieve criminal justice reform.
"Televised Revolution" aims to feature artwork by artists who are currently incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, or have otherwise been affected by the U.S. criminal justice system, with a particular focus on artists of color. The exhibition will draw the relationship between American consumerism and criminal justice reform by showcasing prison artwork and other creative commodities for the profit of the artist. Rather than focus on the grim realities of prison life and the criminal justice system, we hope the exhibition will help viewers connect with the humanity and depth of those incarcerated and provide a vision of reformation about the criminal justice system.
Dates: June 2022 (June 3 - June 19)
Location: Washington, DC
Curation: 8 artists selected with 2-3 art pieces per artists; artists selected through a hybrid open call/juried process with Prophet Propaganda
Xplore Freedom | Tre Spadoni | Riley Holloway | Savior allen-knight | Auudi Dorsey | Jay Mckay | Remy Wharry | Terryl McLorn | Qyjon Clark | Michael Donovan | Lowell Daniels
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND OF ART AND IMPACT
Thursday, June 2: VIP Night (by invite only)
Friday, June 3: Opening Night
6:30 - 8:00: Dinner + Keynote Address
8:00 - 10:00: Artwork Debut + Cocktail Hour
Saturday, June 4: Artist Panel Discussion & Salon
Saturday, June 18: Silent Art Auction Opens
Sunday, June 19: Live Art Auction + Industry Panels on Criminal Justice Reform
TAKING ON ART EQUALITY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM TAKES A VILLAGE. JOIN THE MOVEMENT THROUGH SPONSORSHIP ASSISTANCE AT ANY LEVEL.
For friends of the organization looking to help.
Mention in event brochure
1 free event ticket for opening night
For art enthusiasts wanting to support equity in the fine arts.
Supporter benefits +
Mention in all social and physical marketing
2 free event tickets for opening night
For advocates and organizations wanting to meet the artist and support the mission.
Advocate benefits +
Mention on artwork plaques as sponsor
VIP Dinner with artist and exhibition first look
For collectors and institutions wishing to make an impact in the art world and our mission.
Patron benefits +
Official naming in artist panel title, dinner, or auction
Free drinks opening night
Subject brand product placement (if requested)
For leading collectors and institutions driving arts equity and progress
Benefactor benefits +
Sole naming rights to artist panel title, dinner, or auction
10 free tickets to any event
Designated table at Opening Night