Artist Jesse Krimes spent six years in federal prison creating works using improvised tools and smuggling them out into the art world. Following his release, Krimes became a staunch advocate for prison reform, and he co-founded Right To Return USA, the first national fellowship dedicated to supporting formerly incarcerated artists. The largest of his pieces created while in prison, and the centerpiece of the award-winning documentary Art & Krimes by Krimes, is entitled “Apokaluptein:16389067.” Named after the number he was referred to while in prison, the massive mural consists of 39 prison bed sheets sutured together, with images from magazines painstakingly hand-transferred by a plastic spoon and hair gel. The documentary is presented in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit “Art is a form of freedom.”
WHO: Art & Krimes by Krimes
WHEN: Thursday, Apr. 27, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Georgia Museum of Art
HOW MUCH: FREE!
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