Overview participating exhibitions
Cruel and Unusual
Prison Landscapes is a collection of over 150 photographs of prison inmates representing themselves in front of visiting room backdrops. Such backdrops, often painted by talented inmates, are used within the prisons as portrait studios. As inmates and their visitors pose for photos in front of these idealized landscapes they pretend, for a brief moment, that they are someplace else. The photographs are given to these visitors as gifts to take home and remember the faces of their loved ones while they are incarcerated.
Alyse Emdur (b. NJ, USA 1983) works with people, research, photography, video, and drawing. Her work has been exhibited at Printed Matter and the Lambent Foundation in NYC; the University of Texas Visual Arts Center in Austin, TX; the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center in Philadelphia; Bezalel University in Tel Aviv, Israel; the Lab in San Francisco; La Montagne Gallery in Boston; Laura Bartlett Gallery in London, England; Spacibar in Oslo, Norway; In Situ in Paris, France, and Kunststichting Artis in Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.
Her project, Prison Landscapes 2005-2011 was featured in Issue 37 of Cabinet Magazine, the Fall 2011 issue of Art Papers magazine, and will be published by Four Corners books in 2012.
Price EUR 1,50