UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) is proud to bring an incredibly meaningful exhibit to our community. “Marking Time” features art from artists in prisons and non-incarcerated people passionate about prison reform. Get your tickets to view the free show through Saturday, Dec. 11.
“Marking Time” at AEIVA
The showcase is incredibly profound. Specifically, it provokes reflection on the impact of life under mass surveillance, criminalization and imprisonment for targeted populations.
I was especially drawn to the pieces created by incarcerated artists. It’s impossible to ignore their passion, creativity and resourcefulness, despite lack of access to traditional materials.
Curated by award-winning talent
“Marking Time” is a traveling exhibit that we are lucky to host in Birmingham through Dec. 11. Before making the trip down South, the show premiered at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art PS1 (MoMa PS1).
Esteemed curator Nicole Fleetwood, PhD, carefully selected each piece. In fact, Fleetwood was honored with the MacArthur “Genius” Grant for her work on this exhibition and corresponding book.
One of Fleetwood’s featured artists is Birmingham native Tameca Cole.
Get to know Tameca Cole
Birmingham native Tameca Cole is featured in the AEIVA exhibit. And, during our tour, she told us about her journey as an artist.
Tameca discovered her passion for art through Auburn University’s Alabama Prison Arts and Education Project. Soon, she realized how cathartic creating art could be.
“[Creating these pieces] was the beginning of learning what art could do for me, and how to deal with different types of emotions. It showed me how to grow and avoid staying stuck in the same mindset. I learned how therapeutic art can be.”—Tameca Cole, featured artist
What’s next at AEIVA
Get tickets to visit the exhibit at AEIVA through Saturday, Dec. 11. You’re also cordially invited to the (virtual) closing ceremony:
Tuesday, Dec. 7 | 6:00PM
- Inside the Arts: “Marking Time” virtual closing event, featuring several artists and curator Nicole Fleetwood.