Only four weeks remain to experience Into Body Into Wall, a collaborative exhibition between Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, The 96 Acres Project, and artist Maria Gaspar. On Aug. 11, from 6-8pm join us for a project talk with artists and community stakeholders from the 96 Acres Project to celebrate the closing of the exhibition and the many participating artists.
This special event features the following artists and their projects, as well as educators and participants:
Bobby Biedrzycki and Colette Payne, The Visibility Project Erica Brooks and William Estrada, Portraits of Resolution Amanda Cortes, 96 Acres Project Steering Committee Maria Gaspar, Founder of the 96 Acres Project Silvia Gonzalez, Curator of Exhibition Workshop Series Michael De Anda Muñiz, 96 Acres Project Steering Committee Vanessa Sanchez, Not Just Another Day
Since its opening, nearly 10,000 visitors have experienced Into Body Into Wall. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum with the 96 Acres Project launched the opening that included a powerful keynote address by organizer and prison abolitionist Mariame Kaba of Project NIA. The immersive exhibition has engaged youth, adults, and families in exploring and examining the brutal divisions, borders, and walls that deeply affect our lives. Throughout the Fall, artist/educator Silvia I. Gonzalez developed a series of Critical Resistance Workshops with many local artist facilitators that explored issues of power, surveillance, and architecture to accompany the exhibition. The closing reception will be an opportunity to bring collaborators and participants back into the Museum and reconnect with this deeply resonate installation.
96 Acres Project is a community-engaged, site-specific art project that addresses the impact of Cook County Jail on Chicago’s West Side. Started in 2012 by artist Maria Gaspar with support from Enlace Chicago and The Chicago Public Art Group, the artists, activists, and community members that work on the project use multi-disciplinary practices to explore the social and political implications of incarceration on communities of color. For more information on the 96 Acres Project, please follow the project on social media or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum serves as a dynamic memorial to social reformer Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and her colleagues whose work changed the lives of their immigrant neighbors as well as national and international public policy. The Museum is proud to continue to support contemporary artists, organizations, and projects that create critical engagement with issues of social justice. Find out more at: hullhousemuseum.org
When: Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT) – Add to Calendar
Where: Jane Addams Hull-House Museum – 800 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607 – View Map