5:00PM – 8:00PM
The House exhibition budget was used to provide housing for a year to two Chicagoans experiencing homelessness. Let’s welcome them to the neighborhood! Join us for a party, and bring an item needed to furnish this new home.
To make it easier, we've set up a housewarming registry where we've listed a handful of things our newly housed neighbors have indicated they could use.
Additionally, the housewarming registry includes items we'll use to create 100 care packages for Chicagoans currently facing housing insecurity. Any help with this effort will be greatly appreciated.
We hope to see you on March 3rd, but if you can't make it, we hope you will consider becoming a part of the project by providing one or two items from the list, or by making a contribution to the Housewarming fund at Fractured Atlas.From the exhibition “House”
6:30PM – 8:00PM
Join us for an evening with Alan Mills, executive director of the Uptown People’s Law Center. In addition to his long career of advocating on behalf of prisoners, Mills also defends Chicagoans experiencing homelessness.
Learn from him about the ways Chicagoans experiencing homelessness are criminalized in our city, hear about the laws that most impact them, learn about their rights, and how you can support their efforts for housing justice.From the exhibition “House”
6:00PM – 7:30PM
Join us for a conversation about how to end homelessness in Chicago and Illinois. Hear from advocates and practitioners actively engaged in solving homelessness, by providing immediate resources, connecting families with sustainable housing, speaking up for residents' rights, or shaping housing policy.
In addition to talking about all of the efforts currently underway to address homelessness, we’ll discuss how anyone can join in to help make sure that everyone in our city and state has a stable, affordable, safe place to call home.
Sharon Legenza, Executive Director, Housing Action Illinois
Nonie Brennan, CEO, All Chicago
Michael Banghart, Executive Director, Renaissance Social Services, Inc.
Ronald Smith, a graduate of the Speak Up program at Corporation for Supportive Housing
From the exhibition “House”
5:00PM – 8:00PM
Please join us for the opening reception for In Acts, a group exhibition inspired by the summit that will bring international artists to the University of Chicago’s campus later that month to ask: What is an artistic practice of human rights? In Acts will allow a deeper look at the work of these presenting artists who explore various ways that creative labor can widen the vistas of advancing human rights.From the exhibition “In Acts”
1:00PM – 3:00PM
Join Open Engagement and Weinberg/Newton Gallery for a walk-through of our exhibition, In Acts. The exhibition forwards the perspectives of locally- and internationally-engaged artists whose work questions how creative labor can widen the vistas of advancing human rights. The exhibition is in association with the forthcoming summit What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights? that will take place at the University of Chicago.
10:00AM – 8:00PM
A multi-day summit taking place on the campus of the University of Chicago in Spring 2017, which asks What is an artistic practice of human rights -- conceptually, aesthetically, and pragmatically? Join a group of distinguished artists from around the world as they propose, interrogate and/or challenge how an object, image or performative intervention might open up a novel vision of human rights. Artists include: Lola Arias / Jelili Atiku / Tania Bruguera / Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti of Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency / Zanele Muholi / Carlos Javier Ortiz / Laurie Jo Reynolds
WHAT’S HAPPENING WHEN
SATURDAY APRIL 29 / Artist Presentations / 10am - 7pm
MONDAY MAY 1 / Public Forum / Artist Panel Discussions / 6pm
WHERE IT’S HAPPENING
Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, 915 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL
WANT MORE INFO
For more info, contact Mike Schuh, Gray Center Program Coordinator.
Curated by Mark Bradley, Zachary Cahill, Leslie Buxbaum Danzig, Leigh Fagin, Susan Gzesh, David Levin, Steven Rings, Jacqueline Stewart, Sonali Thakkar and Yesomi Umolu (University of Chicago) and Thomas Keenan (Bard College).From the exhibition “In Acts”