|NYC ART EXHIBIT: Rigo 23, who is most famous for his conceptual murals and street art in San Francisco, exploits the stairway's unusual dimensions to explore the architecture of prison spaces and the emotional and physical reactions they're designed to provoke. The stairwell's ceiling has effectively been lowered by the introduction of a metal grate overhead, and its single window to the outside has been covered with bars.
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Over 40 years ago in Louisiana, 3 young black men were silenced for trying to expose continued segregation, systematic corruption, and horrific abuse in the biggest prison in the US, an 18,000-acre former slave plantation called Angola. In 1972 and (more...
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