Pilot Projects: Hugh Hayden, ‘Pillory’ at ASU Art Museum

April 9, 2021 - December 3, 2021
Pilot Projects: Hugh Hayden, ‘Pillory’ at ASU Art Museum

Event Summary

ASU Art Museum is proud to present “Pillory,” the latest work in the museum’s Pilot Projects: Art. Response. Now. initiative, on view beginning April 9, 2021. 

Hugh Hayden’s sculpture “Pillory” (2020) addresses power, control and justice, themes that are achingly relevant in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in May 2020 as well as many others, including Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and Dion Johnson. Of this mix between a modern-day police barricade and a pillory — a medieval punishment device — Hayden remarked, “I’d call the piece a doppelgänger or the synthesis of a pair of state functioned doppelgängers of oppression that are centuries apart.”

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Event Hours

Start Time: 11:00 am

End Time: 5:00 pm