From now until Open Source culminates in October, we’re dropping behind-the-scenes videos about our Open Source artists and how they’re exploring the diverse communities and neighborhoods of Philadelphia, thanks to their work with Mural Arts.
This week, we go behind-the-scenes with Sam Durant, who has been working with men incarcerated at Graterford SCI and in our reentry program The Guild to create a sculpture that will address the quagmire of the criminal justice system. The finished piece, a maze made of chain link fencing, will be installed in October at Thomas Paine Plaza, outside of the Municipal Services Building in Center City.
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Sam Durant is a multimedia artist whose works engage a variety of social, political, and cultural issues. Often referencing American history, his work explores the varying relationships between culture and politics, engaging subjects as diverse as the civil rights movement, southern rock music, and modernism.
Learn more about Sam Durant at his artist profile page.
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