Curated by: Frank Mitchell
October 30—December 12, 2020
Police Others as You would have Others Police You
This archives, graphics, and publication installation draws upon the history of community policing innovations in 1990s New Haven. K.D. Codish, a women’s health and community arts activist, led the city’s Division of Police Education and Training under Police Chief Nick Pastore. Codish’s Police Academy supported recruits in conducting their own research and creating collaborative presentations with local artists. The program introduced theories on anti-discrimination policy, alternative dispute resolution, community mediation, violence against women, mental illness, and homelessness. This non-traditional approach resonated locally and nationally with an increasingly diverse police force and interest in the program from other reformers. To document the progress Codish produced a short publication The New Haven Police Academy: Putting One Sacred Cow Out to Pasture. Larned and Codish will document the history behind the publication and reprint the piece for a contemporary audience. Emily Larned is a designer and educator based in Bridgeport.
Inkjet Prints, Wheat Paste, Oriented Strand Board
Power Portraits is a photo series celebrating a range of local leaders. Inspired by the history of activism in New Haven, as told by Mercy Quaye in the “Revolution On Trial” podcast series, Andersen draws on the tradition of commissions to capture periods of cultural and historical significance. These Power Portraits recognize the resilience of New Haven activists in a period of cascading difficulties, and are an action of representation to update and extend the record of Who Governs?
The Power Portraits are made in Andersen’s pop up studio in Artspace New Haven’s Project Room, and will continue through the duration of the exhibition.
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