Denise Bibro Fine Art, Inc., is pleased to present Conviction, a social documentary project in video and photography by Carol Jacobsen, from April 20 – June 3, 2006. The exhibit is co-sponsored by Amnesty International USA, Women’s Human Rights, Sheila Dauer, Director, and coincides with Amnesty’s campaign against human rights abuses in U.S. women’s prisons.
Works in the exhibition include Convicted: A Prison Diary, a video piece based on letters to the artist over the past two years from a woman who gives an intimate, firsthand account of conditions inside prison; and Conviction, a series of photographic prints that defy public perceptions of women prisoners through the historical arrest records, mugshots, and FBI reports of renowned women such as Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday, Emma Goldman and Angela Davis.
On Tuesday, May 9, 5-6:30 a panel of artists including Martha Rosler, Susan Meiselas, Holly Hughes, Clarissa Sligh, Carol Jacobsen and others will discuss issues relating to feminist politics and
art at Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 W. 20th St., New York, NY.
Carol Jacobsen is an award winning artist whose work confronts issues of women’s
criminalization and censorship. Her films and photography have been exhibited and screened worldwide, including at Lincoln Center, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Cultura Contemporanea,
Barcelona; Kunstforum, Bonn; Temple Gallery, Rome, and elsewhere. She has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Paul Robeson Foundation, Women in Film
Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and others. Her work has been sponsored by Amnesty International USA since 1998. She is the 2005-06 Human Rights Fellow and Professor of Art and Women’s Studies at
The University of Michigan. She serves as Director of the Michigan Women’s Clemency Project., and is represented by Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 W. 20th Street, New York, NY 10011.