This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. While a milestone in the United States’ story of suffrage and equal rights for women, in practice, the historic document granted voting rights only to those well-off and white.
In time and paradise is a site-specific installation celebrating nineteen Illinoisan women who fought for the rights of all women. Disillusioned with early 20th century white suffragettes who claimed others would have rights “in time,” they formed some of the first women’s organizations and feminist newspapers, created and sold photographs, and marched for ALL women’s rights. Using the tools of both photography and protest, this installation honors the work of these 19 Illinoisan women.
Throughout the run of the exhibition, pieces from the installation will be used to “dodge out” contested monuments across Chicagoland. Performances will be recorded and available online and in the gallery. Each photograph and each action offers an alternative that is perhaps only available in time and paradise.
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Two visitors at a time in each gallery wearing masks and practicing social distancing. Walk-ins welcome within these perimeters.