The acclaimed photographer Richard Ross and the MacArthur fellow artist Peter Sellars discuss the project, the reality of incarcerated young people in the United States, and the growing movement for youth justice system reform. The Boethius Initiative aims to create and develop new images and new vocabulary that foster a shift in attitudes, a new set of relationships, renewed participation, and fresh thinking for 21st century citizens and voters.
Pedro Reyes (b. 1972, Mexico City) lives and works in Mexico. Although formally trained in architecture, Reyes considers himself a sculptor, whose practice incorporates theater, psychology and activism. Reyes has had solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (2014); The Power Plant, Toronto (2014); the Jumex Museum, Mexico City (2014); the Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York (2013); Labor, Mexico City (2012, 2010); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2011); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2011); CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan (2009); Bass Museum, Miami (2008); and San Francisco Art Institute (2008). In 2013 he participated in Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; In the Spirit of Utopia, Whitechapel Gallery, London; and the Carnegie International, Pittsburgh. Other group exhibitions include the Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, England (2012); Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea (2012); Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany (2012); Istanbul Design Biennial (2012); Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France (2009); Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan (2008); and the 50th Venice Biennale (2003). His work has also been shown at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2012); Serpentine Gallery, London (2010); Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City (2010); and Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City (2009).