Sep 26th 2018

Kick off EXPO CHICAGO’s EXPO ART WEEK with an evening of overlapping receptions and programming on the South Side, ending at the Smart Museum of Art for a special celebration of ‘The Time is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side, 1960–1980’.

FREE, open to all.

The party features a live collaborative performance from Douglas R. Ewart’s Nyahbingi Drum Choir and Tatsu Aoki’s Miyumi Project that blends global traditions into a unique confluence of concepts and cultures that represent now and the future. The multidimensional, intergenerational performance draws on rhythmic traditions from Africa, the Caribbean, and East Asia and adds in song, poetry, dance, and multi-media.

The performance is organized artist and multi-instrumentalist Douglas R. Ewart, former chair of the Association for the AACM – Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, and features: Leon Q. Allan (trumpet), Dee Alexander (vocal), Kioto Aoki (taiko, bass and shamisen), Tatsu Aoki (shamisen, bass, and taiko), Rami Atassi (guitar), Baba Raymond Beans (funde and percussion), Mwata Bowden (winds and percussion), Paul Cotton (funde, repeater, djun djun), Coco Elysses (percussion), Douglas R. Ewart (bass drum, repeater, funde, and winds), Sandra Jackson-Opoku (poet), Jamie Kimpkers (cello), Keith McEachron (bass drum, repeater, funde, and vocals), Kiyomi Negi, Nicole Nolan (choreographer and dancer), Lela Pierce (choreographer and dancer), Clifton Robinson (repeater, djembe, djun djun, and funde), Noriko Sugiyama, Taiga Ultan (chogrepher and dancer), Aliya Kadisha Ultan-Milat-Meyer, and Floyd Webb (multi-media)

Plus food, drinks, and after-hours access to see The Time Is Now!

Before stopping at the Smart, explore a few of the other galleries, museums, and exhibition spaces in our dynamic community of arts and culture.

Throughout the evening, a free, hop-on-hop-off shuttle will be circulating between venues. Guest parking is available in the University’s Campus North Garage at 55th Street and Ellis Avenue.

For Freedoms Town Hall
Tuesday, September 25, 4–5:45 pm
Sweet Water Foundation, 5749 S Perry Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60621
RSVP required:

Extended hours: Shadi Habib Allah
Tuesday, September 25, 5–8pm
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis Avenue, Cobb Hall, 4th floor

Extended hours: Troublemaker: art is our last hope
Tuesday, September 25, 5–8pm
Presented by boyoyoboy! gallery at the DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 East 56th Place

Opening Reception and Artist Tour: Candice Lin: A Hard White Body, A Porous Slip
Tuesday, September 25, 6–8pm
Logan Center Exhibitions, The University of Chicago, 915 E 60th Street

Opening Reception: Jason Doge: The Broad Church of Night
Tuesday, September 25, 6–8pm
Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, The University of Chicago, 5701 S. Woodlawn Avenue

Presented by Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, The Renaissance Society, and the Smart Museum of Art, in collaboration with EXPO CHICAGO.

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