The documentary Unapologetic explores the kind of activism the media tends to ignore.
The docuseries City So Real takes a deep dive into the city amidst last year’s mayoral election and police brutality protests.
Both on and off the canvas, Boafo’s practice is dedicated to honoring the intimate space held between Black artists and their subjects.
Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People brings a retrospective of the Indian Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s work to Chicago, on view September 9 through December 12, 2020.
“This isn’t really what we asked for,” one MCA employee told Hyperallergic. “A lot of the part-time staff don’t necessarily want to be full-time, they have other commitments. What they were asking for was more support.”
Independent artmakers have emerged as facilitators and fundraisers for the continuing abolition movement. In Chicago, a coronavirus outbreak at Cook County Jail in April became a catalyzing moment.
The intersectional nature of Davis’s commentary on Black feminism, sexuality, and the distinction between sex and gender has aged incredibly well — much like the artist herself.
Over 1,000 Chicago artists, educators, and cultural workers have signed an open letter to Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, the Chicago Board of Education, CPS principals, and LSC representatives, and the alderpersons of the 50 Chicago wards across the city.
Following a petition by the MCA Chicago’s Teen Creative Agency, the museum has pledged to stop contracting CPD’s services until the department makes reforms. But the group believes much more work remains to be done.
For Julia Fish, the ordinary is not banal, as it was for Andy Warhol and his followers, who seek out the sensational rather than stop to examine the small sensation.
Tony Tasset’s use of inexpensive graph paper suggests that drawing is a way to remain open to ideas, whims, passing thoughts, even dreams.
The masks are meant to encourage Chicagoans to wear face coverings when out in public.