May 14th 2022

If you’ve seen musical performances on the green line, a giant inflatable sculpture of Chicago founder Jean Baptiste Point du Sable and his wife Kitihawa, an outdoor art gallery in Garfield Park—you’ve been looking at the work of Floating Museum. This art collective creates site-responsive public installations with the idea that all of Chicago is a museum canvas. For the first time ever the four co-directors—poet avery r. young, designer Andrew Schachman, and artists Faheem Majeed and Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford—sit down for a conversation about their work in relation to the history and present of public art, practices, and institutions.

This program opens with a special performance orchestrated by avery r. young.

This program is presented as part of Art Design Chicago Now, an initiative funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art that amplifies the voices of Chicago’s diverse creatives, past and present, and explores the essential role they play in shaping the now.

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