Apr 4th 2018

Ellen Rothenberg and Cecilia Vicuña

@ Spertus Institute

610 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

Opening Wednesday, April 4th, from 6PM - 8PM

On view through Sunday, April 22nd

In conjunction with ISO 6346: ineluctable immigrant, Cecilia Vicuña presents a series of performances and interventions on movement, migration, and human rights. Vicuña is a poet, artist, filmmaker and activist whose work often addresses pressing concerns of the modern world including ecological destruction, human rights and cultural homogenization.

In tandem with Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership commissioned of a site-specific installation by internationally-acclaimed, Chicago-based artist Ellen Rothenberg. Entitled ISO 6346: ineluctable immigrant, it will be on view in the Institute’s main floor Gallery. With this work, Rothenberg prompts visitors to consider connections between past and contemporary issues of migration. The project is inspired by objects and documents that Rothenberg uncovered in the Spertus collection—as well as research she pursued in Berlin at Germany’s largest refugee camp, currently housed in the monumental Tempelhof Airport, a disused site that was originally designed and built by the Nazis.

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