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The Section of Disapproved Books
September 8, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Daniel McCarthy Clifford, an artist in residence in the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration this fall, collaborated with Betsy Friesen, the director of data management and access at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Together they compiled The Section of Disapproved Books, housed in the Target Studio, that includes the titles in the library catalogue that are banned in U.S. incarceration facilities.

McCarthy Clifford is interested in the way his art and his personal experience of incarceration can be combined with academic research to better highlight the U.S. prison system with the goal to change its practices. This project will be accompanied by a program of readings, discussions, and workshops organized with the library, faculty, and nonprofit organizations We Are All Criminals and Poetry Asylum.