Prisons

  • Tamms Is Torture: The Campaign to Close an Illinois Supermax Prison

    Tamms Is Torture: The Campaign to Close an Illinois Supermax Prison

    May 6, 2013 - 

    In January 2013, Illinois’ Tamms “supermax” prison closed its doors after 15 years of operation, during which hundreds of men were held in solitary confinement indefinitely. Here’s how artists, writers and the families of prisoners shut down the notorious facility.  More
  • Imagining Home After a Lifetime in Solitary

    40 Years in Solitary:
    A Prisoner, An Artist, A Dream

    April 15, 2013 - 

    Herman Wallace has been held in a six-by-nine-foot cell, for 23 hours a day, for over 40 years. In a new documentary film, Herman’s House, Angad Bhalla documents an artist’s efforts to visualize the home a prisoner longs for after decades in solitary confinement.  More
  • The Guantanamo Effect

    The Guantanamo Effect

    April 1, 2013 - 

    Examining Guantanamo as a military doctrine circulating far beyond the prison itself, artists Mariam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh create an interactive digital archive defining, illustrating and linking key terms and events in the “global war on terror.”  More
  • Supermax Prisons: Views from Above

    Supermax Prisons: Views from Above

    February 19, 2013 - 

    With his photographs of super-maximum security prisons, Christoph Gielen reveals architectural features developed to minimize prisoner movement and interaction, while highlighting their structural similarities to suburban developments.  More
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    Warehousing African Migrants in Israel

    February 1, 2013 - 

    With approximately 60,000 African refugees now living in Israel, the Knesset has authorized increasingly draconian measures to detain and deport migrants. Artist Nir Evron showcases the architecture of a new detention center near Israel’s border with Egypt.  More
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    Editor’s Letter

    Five years after Creative Time Reports’ inception, the project is coming to a close. Editor Marisa Mazria Katz reflects on some of the most moving pieces that solidified CTR as a unique platform that elevates artists’ voices.

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