"Hashtag Prison" by the EJAC Painting CoLAB
Print- Archival Ink Jet Print on Matte Paper
Paper size- 12" x 16"
This archival print is of a painting by our in-house group of artists, the EJAC Painting CoLAB. The piece was inspired by a quote from an interview with multi-media artist, Cannupa Hanska Luger.
Hashtag Prison, 2018
Original composition by Quin Sweetman
Quin Sweetman, Gates Callanan, Melissa Adriene Reifler, John Teply, Danny Popovici, Rachel Stone,
Acrylic on wood
“(Standing Rock) It’s a place, it's actually a place. But it didn’t really get traction on a national level until it became a hashtag. There's something hurtful to the community where like as people and as a part of the land didn't get as much traction until your land became a trending topic. And then it kind of like expired in that same fashion. Any top of the feed kind of social media like thing, I would say that that stings quite a bit. How many times do you have to remind people about that it's actually a place and not a hashtag? This is a people. This is a landscape. It’s part of geography.”
Cannupa Hanska Luger, Interview excerpt, March 2018
(Please note- there is a white border which varies based on the dimensions of each print)