TITUS KAPHAR and REGINALD DWAYNE BETTS, “Untitled (from the Redaction project),” 2019 (etching and silkscreen on paper, 22 x 30 inches). | Image courtesy Titus Kaphar Studio, Photo by Merik Goma

 
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REDACTION is a collaboration between artist Titus Kaphar and attorney Reginald Dwayne Betts, who have each examined the ills of the criminal justice system in their work. For this project, they are bringing attention to the issue of cash bail, which is required in many state and federal court systems. If you are arrested and don’t have the cash to cover your bail, you are held, even if you have not been tried or convicted. Many are incarcerated for long periods of time and later released, whether charges are dropped or they are found innocent after adjudication. The exhibition features more than 30 prints that combine Kaphar’s portraits of incarcerated individuals with the poetry of Betts. By redacting legal documents from lawsuits filed by the Civil Rights Corps on behalf of clients unable to pay court fees, Betts strings together verse with the words that remain exposed. CT

“Redaction: A Project by Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts” is on view at MoMA PS1, Long Island City in Queens, N.Y., March 31-May 5, 2019

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TITUS KAPHAR and REGINALD DWAYNE BETTS, “Untitled (from the Redaction project),” 2019 (etching and silkscreen on paper, 22 x 30 inches). | Image courtesy Titus Kaphar Studio, Photo by Merik Goma

 

BOOKSHELF
Books by Reginald Dwayne Betts include “Bastards of the Reagan Era” and “A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison.” Published last year, “Fired Up! Ready to Go! Finding Beauty, Demanding Equity: An African American Life in Art. The Collections of Peggy Cooper Cafritz” documents the life and art collections of philanthopist Peggy Cooper Cafrtiz. It features writings by Kerry James Marshall, Jack Shainman, Hank Willis Thomas, Uri McMillian, Simone Leigh, and an interview with Cafritz conducted by Thelma Golden. The volume also includes commentary from several artists the collector supported included Titus Kaphar.

 

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