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Susan Crile: Incarceration in the Era of Impending Fascism

December 14, 2018, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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One event on October 21, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 14, 2018 at 8:30am

Thur., Aug. 30–Friday, December 14, Freedman Gallery (MG)

Acclaimed artist Susan Crile is no stranger to controversy, having won a landmark court case against the IRS, Crile v. Commissioner, for a dispute related to taxation of artists. In 2003, when photos of prisoners being tortured at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq began to surface on the Internet, she began to focus her creativity towards awakening a global consciousness regarding incarceration and inhumane practices of prisoner torture. The Abu Ghraib series, 2005-2007, eventually led to a second series, Guantánamo and Black Sites, 2010-2016. In the future she is planning a third series that will focus on the U.S. prison system and will include the current plight of children separated from families caught illegally crossing U.S. borders. For the first time, works from the Abu Ghraib series and the Guantánamo and Black Sites series will be seen together.

  • Artist’s Lecture, Thur., Sept. 13, 4 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall EE
  • Reception, Thur., Sept. 13, 5-7 p.m.
  • Homecoming Open House, Sat., Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


December 14, 2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Freedman Gallery
13th and Bern Streets
Reading, PA 19612 United States
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