Guest curated by the art historian and critic, Ruslana Lichtzier, the exhibition Regarding the Missing Objects presents artworks by eight contemporary artists that draw attention to the schism between artistic knowledge production and institutional power while spotlighting the hidden force of censorship in forming both aspects.
Curated in collaboration with the Youth Board of Artists, this year’s teen exhibition brings together work by young artists from Teen Programs, teaching artists, exhibiting, and residency artists. The exhibition’s title refers to the caring reminder Chicago teens text to check that their friends arrived home safely and alludes to “making it” as creatives of many types. Works in the exhibition explore themes of collective safety, movement of people throughout the city and world, diasporic identities, boundaries crossed either physically or metaphorically, and coming of age on the South Side of the city.
An exhibition featuring the work of Nyame Brown, Bethany Collins, Nicole Marroquin, Chris Pappan, and Jessica Vaughn who examine traditions in popular American culture that continue to reinforce inequality in the everyday.
Mysterious, novel, and internally optical, the zoetrope is a pre-cinema, spinning drum that when put in motion creates a quick analog animation. For this exhibition, guest curator and interdisciplinary artist Scott Wolniak invites 13 artists that don’t normally make moving image work to make new work to be activated by a custom-made zoetrope.
Sequences, Iterations, and Permutations (SIP) started as an online class in May of 2020. Instead of art-making that leads to one thing, artists in this class make collections of artworks that tell stories, depict emotions, or communicate ideas. Artists work in a range of mediums from photography, collage, printmaking, and drawing, to video, dance, sculpture, and poetry. This exhibition celebrates the community of over 50 artists who have participated in the class and is curated by Jasper Goodrich who designed and teaches the class.