The justice-minded non-profit Artwork at a Time Like This launched the most recent iteration of its “8 X 5” initiative, a public artwork intervention that references the size of a jail cell, simply in time for Miami Artwork Week. 5 artists chosen from an open name may have their work featured alongside established figures, whose artwork engages with the American jail system, together with the Guerilla Ladies, Glenn Kaino and Dread Scott.
The group will activate text-based works displayed on billboards and cellular vehicles in outstanding elements of town till 3 December, plus static billboards in Little Havana and downtown Miami, elevating consciousness about incarceration in Florida and the US at giant. Whereas the US solely accounts for 4.2% of the world’s inhabitants, it represents greater than 20% of the world’s prisoners, and Black persons are incarcerated at greater than 5 occasions the speed of white individuals throughout the nation. As of final yr, solely three of the 701 US federal felony circumstances tried in South Florida have been discovered not responsible.