Feb 3rd 2022

Museum Subjectivities / Subjetividad en los museos

@ DePaul Art Museum


Opening Thursday, February 3rd, at 1PM

On view through Sunday, February 13th

In conjunction with the exhibition Stockyard Institute: 25 Years of Art and Radical Pedagogy, DePaul Art Museum presents the panel “Museum Subjectivities.” Breaking the fiction of art’s autonomy, protected traditionally by museum walls, these efforts also involve amplifying subjective and communal experiences beyond traditional art institutions. Museum professionals from different Latin American institutions in Chile, Paraguay, Argentina, and Colombia, speak about long-term relationships that open up ways for subjective and collective transformation.

Conjuntamente con la exposición Stockyard Institute: 25 años de arte y pedagogía radical, el museo de arte de DePaul presenta el panel “Subjetividad en los museos.” Rompiendo la ficción de la autonomía del arte, protegida tradicionalmente por las paredes de los museos, estos esfuerzos también implican ampliar las experiencias subjetivas y comunitarias más allá de las instituciones de arte tradicionales. Profesionales de museos de diferentes instituciones latinoamericanas de Chile, Paraguay, Argentina y Colombia, hablan de relaciones a largo plazo que abren caminos para la transformación subjetiva y colectiva.


Ticio Escobar, Museo del Barro, Asunción, Paraguay. Soledad García Saavedra, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez; Universidad de Chile; Red de investigadores del Museo Solidaridad Allende, Santiago de Chile, Chile. William Alfonso López Rosas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia; Alianza Colombiana de Museos, Bogotá, Colombia. Johanna Palmeyro, Movimiento Justicia Museal; Museo Casa de Ricardo Rojas, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Eva Marxen, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Red de Investigadores Museo Solidaridad Salvador Allende [Research Network Museum Solidarity Salvador Allende].

The event is online and in Spanish with simultaneous translation into English by Alejo Magariños.

Este evento será online y en Español con traducción simultánea en inglés por Alejo Magariños.

Photo of Museum Justice Movement’s street intervention, October 2020.

Imágen de intervención callejera del Movimiento Justicia Museal, October 2020.



About the exhibition

Stockyard Institute, an ongoing civic and artistic practice founded in 1995 by artist Jim Duignan in the Back of the Yards community of south Chicago, was influenced by community artists, revolutionaries, youth, activists, and radical teachers. Together, they instrumentalized the arts in Chicago neighborhoods to reimagine social, civic, and personal forms of public engagement. This retrospective brings together for the first time archival material, objects, installations and a radio station that exemplify a subversive art practice on the margins rooted in love, relationships, collaboration, and self-determination.

The first museum publication on Stockyard Institute will accompany the exhibition. Distributed by University of Chicago Press, the exhibition catalogue will feature contributions and essays from Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive ; Rachel L. S. Harper, Ph.D. and Professional Lecturer for DePaul’s Department of Teacher Education; Allison Peters Quinn, Hyde Park Art Center Director of Exhibitions and Residency; Jorge Lucero, artist and Associate Professor of Art Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Jennifer Gray, Curator of Drawings and Archives at Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library at Columbia University; and Nato Thompson, founder of The Alternative Art School.

Stockyard Institute: 25 Years of Art and Radical Pedagogy is organized by Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive , with Rachel L.S. Harper, Professional Lecturer for DePaul’s Department of Teacher Education.​ Generous support for this exhibition has been provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts​.

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