May 3rd 2017

Join us for a reception to celebratethe the Student Union Galleries (SUGS) exhibition, “Blackbox: An Afrofuturist Opus” at the School of the Art Institute on Wednesday, May 3rd.

Huey Amaru, a member of Kinfolk Collective, a tribe of black interdisciplinary artists operating in Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans and Philadelphia, will be presenting a lecture/discussion and screening on the principles and history of Afrofuturism.

Other performances for the evening include readings by:
Installation and performance artist Viktor le. Givens and writer and visual artist, Amanda McLin!

****This event is generously being supported by Multicultural Affairs and the Department of Arts Administration and Policy at SAIC.

“Blackbox: An Afrofuturist Opus” (April 28th, 2017-May 17th, 2017), is a discursive platform and group exhibition in three acts, that explores and makes visible the multidimensional ways that artists are engaging with strategies of Afrofuturism. Participating artists have contributed works across medium, constructing a landscape that evokes the sonic, visual, and literary expressions of Afrofuturism. The strategies observed and researched in preparation for the exhibition, will form the foundation for a forthcoming multi-year project: the development of an original Afrofuturist inspired opera.

Exhibiting Artists:
D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem
R.J. Eldridge
Viktor le. Givens
Kamau Patton
Renluka Maharaj
Nick Mahshie
Amanda McLin
Darryl Terrel
Sadie Woods

‘Soundscapes for Afro-Futurism: Pathways to Black Liberation course with D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem’

SOUNDSCAPES: Octavia Butler and the Mars Project, 2010

Corin Gryparis
D’Zhari Bolden
Marcus Montgomery
Trajan Wright
Preston Hutchins

Co-curated by: Courtney Cintron and Sabrina Greig

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