Curatorial Projects > The Prison Project (2008)

Enrique Zaragoza (currently at California Correctional Institution at Tehachapi, CA)
Paper Thin Walls, 2007
Ballpoint pen and pigment (derived from food and food packaging) on paper

Mutual Aid Pen-Pal Project

Intersection for the Arts is collaborating with BuildingBloc Collective on this year’s Mutual Aid Pen-Pal Project. The project works with about 160 people currently on the inside in the California prison system, and for this year’s Mutual Aid Pen-Pal Project, there are over 25 pairs of artists (one from inside, one from outside). BuildingBloc is a collective of artists dedicated to using art to explore the social inequalities in our society. Through experimentation, collaboration, and performance, we inform, provoke, and inspire ourselves and our audiences. BuildingBloc aims to spark dialogue, to create and sustain relationships between artists and community organizations, to support existing struggles for social justice, and to erase the boundaries between art and activism.

February 20 - March 29, 2008
Intersection for the Arts
San Francisco, CA