Material Gestures

Material Gestures is an exhibition of multimedia assemblage works by Sheree Hovsepian, macramé from the private collection of Lovie May Coats, slides from the University of Chicago Glass Lantern Slide Collection, and texts and periodicals from the Johnson Publishing Archive + Collections that trace the origin and movement of macramé from Egypt to Iran and the Southern Caucasus….

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Testify (for The Harlem Six)

Video installation in conjunction with Glenn Ligon’s A Small Band Presented by Black Cinema House at the Stony Island Arts Bank Here we screen works that reflect on the capacity of Black people to speak truth to power, to address systematic abuses to and through their bodies, and the bodies of others.  In 1964, Harlem…

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Glenn Ligon, A Small Band

The work, which is comprised of the three words, “blues, bruise, and blood”, written in lowercase in Ligon’s signature neons, is inspired by the testimony of Daniel Hamm. Hamm was part of the “Harlem Six,” a group of young black men wrongly accused and convicted of murder in the mid-1960s. Following his release from prison,…

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DATELINE: Bronzeville

In the first half of the 20th century, Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood was known as the Black Metropolis, alive with vibrant Black culture and business that flourished during the Great Migration. Highlighting this historical moment, multimedia artist Philip Mallory Jones has developed a first person mystery video game, “DATELINE: Bronzeville,” set in 1940 based on oral…

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