The O.G. Experience
Visit the O.G. Experience
Free and Open to the Public
525 W 24 St, New York, NY 10011
Wednesday, February 20: 10 am-5 pm
Thursday, February 21: 10 am-5 pm
Friday, February 22: 10 am-5 pm
Saturday, February 23: 10 am-5 pm
Sunday, February 24: 10 am-8 pm
Monday, February 25: 10 am-5 pm
The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world: We currently imprison about 2.3 million people, nearly a quarter of the global prison population. This is a human rights issue of epic proportions that urgently needs to be addressed, and with the expertise of those most impacted.
The O.G. Experience centers the voices and experiences of those who have been the most impacted by incarceration and uncovers important truths about the United States? history of oppression.
The art on display is exclusively the work of formerly incarcerated artists and provides a uniquely honest and evocative insider narrative about the U.S. prison system.
The O.G. Experience was inspired by HBO Films? O.G, which will premiere on February 23rd. O.G is the story of Louis (Jeffrey Wright), who is in the final weeks of his 24-year sentence in a maximum-security prison. Finding himself on the cusp of release after a quarter-century behind bars, he must confront the impact of his actions and the challenges of re-entering society. O.G. was filmed on location at Pendleton Correctional Facility in Indiana, where director Madeleine Sackler collaborated with incarcerated men to develop the film and cast many of them, in addition to prison staff, in the film.
The O.G. Experience picks up where the film leaves off. It tells the stories of myriad individuals across the United States who have been involved in the prison system. The O.G. Experience intends to spark a conversation about the staggering effects incarceration has on our communities (both inside and outside of the penal system) and raises critical questions that will lead us to actionable solutions.
Daniel McCarthy Clifford