Feb 7th 2019

Women in the Alcoves

@ Glass Curtain Gallery

1104 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60605

Opening Thursday, February 7th, from 5:30 PM - 7PM

On view through Friday, February 15th

Come to the culminating scholar-in-residence talk, “Women in the Alcoves: On Alice Browning, Dr. Margaret Burroughs, and the Women of The Catalyst,” presented by Tempestt Hazel, Director, Sixty Inches From Center, and Arts Program Officer, Field Foundation

This talk will focus on Chicago women who defied the boundaries of definition through their work across disciplines, institutions, and social spheres in order to connect and strengthen different social and cultural communities in Chicago. This talk will uplift and share the complexity of the work of writer-publisher Alice Browning; artist, educator, and institution-builder Dr. Margaret Burroughs; and the women members of the radical Chicago collective The Catalyst.

Tempestt Hazel is a curator, writer, artist advocate, and Director of Sixty Inches From Center, a Chicago-based online arts publication and archiving initiative. She is also the Arts Program Officer at the Field Foundation. Over the years she has worked in arts administration, curating, and multidisciplinary programming at Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago Park District, and Arts + Public Life at the University of Chicago. Her exhibitions and research have been produced with the University of North Texas, South Side Community Art Center, Terrain Exhibitions, Contemporary Arts Council, Smart Museum, Black Metropolis Research Consortium, and University of Chicago. Her writing has been published by Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, the Broad Museum in Lansing, in Support Networks: Chicago Social Practice History Series, Contact Sheet: Light Work Annual, Unfurling: Explorations in Art, Activism and Archiving, on Artslant, as well as various monographs of artists, including Cecil McDonald Jr.’s “In the Company of Black” published by Candor Arts. You can also read her writing in the upcoming Art AIDS America Chicago catalog and in the online journal Exhibitions on the Cusp by Tremaine Foundation.

This program is held in conjunction with Where the Future Came From, aprogram focusing on the role of feminist artist-run activities in Chicago from the late 19th century to the present.


Detail of Program: Black Is Beautiful: A Night of Blackness, hosted by The Catalyst, from the archival collection of Dr. Carol Adams

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