- location Thomas Paine Plaza
November 02, 2015
Sam Durant addressed the quagmire of criminal justice by placing a 40 x 40 foot maze made of chain link fencing in Thomas Paine Plaza, across the street from Philadelphia’s City Hall. The public interacted with the maze by hanging personal items on the structure, using it as a platform to address issues surrounding mass incarceration. The maze functioned as a double metaphor, symbolizing not only the struggle of criminals caught in the Department of Corrections but how, as a society, we are all navigating the labyrinth of mass incarceration.
Generous additional support provided by:
Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation, City of Philadelphia, Ford Foundation, The Barra Foundation, Sadie Coles HQ London, Paula Cooper Gallery New York, and Blum & Poe Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo.
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