UPCOMING EXHIBITS, ACTIONS, AND EVENTS
"LIFT US UP, DON'T PUSH US OUT!"
An immersive exhibition created by youth at the Richmond Juvenilie Detention Center
OCTOBER 5TH, 2018 // 6PM
ART 180 114 W. MARSHALL ST
RICHMOND, VA 23220
Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out! is the newest exhibition and mixed-reality experience by Performing Statistics (a project of ART 180), that connects incarcerated teens with artists, legal experts, and policy advocates to radically reimagine Virginia’s juvenile justice system. This year’s exhibition places attention on the school system, highlighting the ways our school system pushes teens out and into the school-to-prison pipeline.
The exhibition will include a new virtual reality film made by the teens, a documentary film about the school-to-prison pipeline, interactive audio installations that use human touch to activate stories from youth in the system, and more. The centerpiece of the exhibit includes curriculum co-designed by teens at Richmond’s Juvenile Detention Center and local high school and middle school teachers. The curriculum will engage hundreds of students across the region this fall, and the exhibit will include both the original curriculum and the student responses. By combining some of the oldest storytelling methods (spoken word) with the most emerging technologies (virtual and augmented reality), the teens learned a multitude of skills to amplify their voices and dream of a more just world.
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BRING THE PROJECT TO YOUR TOWN!
Each summer in Richmond, VA, we host a summer advocacy intensive in partnership with RISE for Youth and ART 180. For three days a week over eight weeks, a group of incarcerated youth leave their detention facility and come to ART 180’s teen art center, called Atlas, or our local community print shop Studio Two Three.
There they work with artists, lawyers, and advocates from across Richmond to produce a series of media campaigns and mobile exhibitions.
These exhibitions are traveling across the state [to schools, museums, public spaces, police departments, and many others] to help spark dialogue, train police officers, and push politicians to support reforms that will help make our communities safe, just, and whole.
The exhibit can be used to host conversations, actions, workshops, and more. Are you an activist, educator, museum, or community space who is interested in engaging these issues?
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