Meet the Artist Renaldo Hudson: Art, Race and Representations of TraumaRSVP Required
This intimate lunch conversation for UChicago students, staff and faculty is organized in conjunction with the Truth and Beauty in the Hard Places exhibition featuring "Artist/Poet for the People" Practitioner Fellows In-Residence Tara Betts and Renaldo Hudson.
Renaldo Hudson identifies as an artistic expressionist committed to ending mass incarceration. His art is reflective of the pain and beauty of resisiting the status quo. While on death row, Renaldo learned to express himself with oil and acrylic paints to escape the horrors of death row. Now that he is free, he makes art to expose the inhumanity of death by incarceration facing people with life sentences, also known as the other death penalty. Renaldo is the inaugural "Artist for the People" Practitioner Fellow with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture and the Pozen Center Human Rights Lab. He is also the Director of Educaiton at the Illinois Prison Project.
Co-sponsored by the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts; Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture; Pozen Center Human Rights Lab; UChicago Mass Incarceration Working Group; Organization of Black Students.
This event is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Truth and Beauty in the Hard Places, on view at Café Logan in the Logan Center. Plan your visit here.