Featuring works by the Albany Park Theater Project, Tania Bruguera, Díaz Lewis, and Jenny Polak, Soul Asylum gives voice to the immigration justice movement through sound, painting, sculpture, performance, and installation. Each work is inspired by immigrant communities through their stories of struggle and celebrated victories. The artworks in Soul Asylum are participatory and invite the viewer to directly engage with gallery installations and ephemeral performances. With a focus on detention and deportation as it affects citizens and noncitizens alike, Soul Asylum artists work to provide structure and language for communities routinely kept silent by fear. Curated in partnership with Human Rights Watch, the exhibition aims to advance the efforts of grassroots and national organizations to reform immigration policy in the US and to move the conversation to the front lines of civil rights discourse.
Albany Park Theater Project, Tania Bruguera, Díaz Lewis, and Jenny Polak