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CANCELLED–Reginald Dwayne Betts and Titus Kaphar: Redaction

March 8, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The work of both visual artist and filmmaker Titus Kaphar and poet, memoirist, and attorney Reginald Dwayne Betts sheds light on the violences of incarceration and the underexplored contradictions of American history. Inspired by their 2019 show at MoMA PS1, Redaction unites their different mediums to expose the ways the legal system exploits and erases the poor and incarcerated from public consciousness. Betts contributes his signature redacted poetry, which relies on legal documents for its source material. It is paired with Kaphar’s etched portraits of incarcerated individuals.

Betts and Kaphar discuss their exploration of history, incarceration, and race in America.

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March 8, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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New York Public Library
(917) 275-6975
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New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
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New York, NY 10018 United States
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