Opening Sunday, September 17th, from 3PM - 5PM
Please join us for a performance and discussion that explores war, detention, love, and tea. Tea Project performances utilize the space created when someone sits, sips, and reflects over a cup of tea to ask questions about one’s relationship to the world: a world that’s filled with dehumanization, war, and destruction; a world that’s filled with moments of beauty, love, and humanity. This event is presented in conjunction with the Tea Project at the Human Rights Watch Chicago booth at EXPO CHICAGO.
Handicap accessible entrance is located at 730 N. Franklin Street, call the gallery upon arrival 312-529-5090.
During the last 15 years, the United States imprisoned at least 780 Muslim men, nearly all without charge, at Guantanamo Bay in violation of international law. The Tea Project translates the numbers in a compelling manner: an archive of 780 porcelain cast Styrofoam teacups, one for each man detained at Guantanamo. The archive is inspired by Styrofoam cups used at Guantanamo, decorated with flowers by detainees—and when decorated, confiscated by guards.