RAISIN September 17 to December 18, 2021
6018North is pleased to announce RAISIN, an exhibition exploring themes from the classic play A Raisin in the Sun (1959) by Lorraine Hansberry. In the 1960s, A Raisin in the Sun was translated into 30 languages, and won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle award in its debut year. Produced in cities around the world, the play has been bringing solidarity to various struggles against injustice; from residential segregation within the United States, migration politics across Europe, class inequality in China, and apartheid in South Africa. With artworks created by Chicago and international artists, the RAISIN exhibition offers local and global perspectives on “home.”
RAISIN features work by: Kioto Aoki (Chicago) / Coletivo Anastácia Berlin (Berlin) / Jared Brown (Chicago) / Marina Viola Cavadini (Milan) / Amy Sanchez Arteaga + Misael Diaz (Cog•nate Collective) (So. California) / Jory Drew (Chicago) / Işıl Eğrikavuk (Berlin) / Max Guy (Chicago) / Kyle Bellucci Johanson (Chicago) / Kierah “Kiki” King (Chicago) / Diya Khurana (Mumbai) / Kat Liu (Chicago) / AJ McClenon (Chicago) / Clemens Melzer (Berlin) / Joelle Mercedes (Chicago) / Chip Moody (Chicago) / Joseph Mora (Chicago) / Nahum, Ale de la Puente, Juan José Díaz Infante, and Tania Candiani (Mexico City and Berlin) / zakkiyyah najeebah dumas-o'neal (Chicago) / Alessia Petrolito (Turin) / Delilah Salgado (Chicago) / Aaron Samuels (Los Angeles) / Rohan Ayinde Smith (London) / Brett Swinney (Chicago) / Maryam Taghavi (Chicago) / Gloria Talamantes (Chicago) / Tran Tran (Chicago) / Unyimeabasi Udoh (Chicago) / Nayeli Vega (Berlin) / Jakob Wirth (Berlin) / Tintin Wulia (Australia) / Zhiyuan Yang (New York) / Nushin Yazdani (Berlin)
The exhibition is led by curator Asha Iman Veal, curatorial assistants Shannon Lin and Esraa Youssef, graduate curatorial assistant Ruby Dudasik, and exhibition associates Alexis Brocchi; in collaboration with the 6018North team Tricia Van Eck and Nathan Abhalter Smith.
A partner project of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the exhibition will be on view September 17 to December 18, 2021. A full schedule of public programming will be announced soon, and includes conversations with visual artists, theater scholars, fair-housing advocates, and global migration advocates, as well as original artist-led workshops and performance
Please join CPAG for our Open House event to exhibit the work created for our “Community Windows/Ventanas del Corazón” project. The artists and team put a lot of hard work into this project and we can’t wait to share it with the public!
Location: 3341 S. Morgan St., Unit 1
Date: June 10th 6-8 pm
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Invitation pictured reads as:
“In June, nine artists will create multi-media works to be displayed across Chicago. The installation will address topics such as: Multiculturalism, Environmental justice, Lost traditions during the global pandemic, George Floyd, Honoring black mothers, Healing mothers who have lost their children to violence.
Featured Artists: Janice Bond, Derric Clemmons, Hector Duarte, Sonja Henderson, Damon Reed, Delilah Salgado/Gloria Talamantes, Dorian Sylvain, Cynthia Weiss/Miriam Dolnick/Senn Art Students, Mirtes Zwierzynski/Katie LaCroix
Artwork picture: “Defiance” by Mirtes Zwierzynski & Katie LaCroix”
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