Jun 8th 2023

Dreaming of a Future: Opening Soiree

@ Central Standard Rooftop

231 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60604

Opening Thursday, June 8th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Sunday, September 17th

Dreaming of a Future
June 10-September 17, 2023

Dreaming of a Future is a call to collectively participate in resistance. Resistance to accepting the limitations of our current conditions. The conditions that tell us that we must exist within the status quo. A status quo to works overtime to prevent us, especially Black and Brown communities, from dreaming and imagining different possibilities.

What are the conditions needed for Black and Brown communities to have their needs and desires met and their dreams fulfilled? How can Black and Brown Chicago artists and their respective neighborhood communities dream a future of Chicago together? How do we return to a place and space where dreaming is not only a survival tactic but also a tool for joy and hope? Where can artists serve as a portal to the future?

These are some of the prompts offered to the Dreaming of a Future artists: Regina Agu, Andres L. Hernandez, Norman Long, Nnenna Okore and jina valentine. Each artist will offer calls and responses in relationship with their neighbors. The artistic responses will also be presented the artists’ respective neighborhoods: Jeffery Manor, Edgewater, Albany Park, Pilsen and Uptown.

Opening Soiree details:
June 8, 2023, 6-9 PM
Central Standard Rooftop | 231 S. Lasalle St
Catering by Sazon Chicago.

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