This event is a collaboration between Chances Dances, Scott Hunter and THE FRANKLIN and is presented as part of Platforms: 10 Years of Chances Dances
Join us in the backyard of THE FRANKLIN for a roundtable conversation moderated by Amina Ross and featuring the Mark Aguhar Memorial Grantees: Jacquelyn Cqqchifruit Guerrero, Nic Kay, Kiam Marcelo Junio. Po’Chop, Honey Pot Performance, and The Black and Brown Punk Show Collective.
This event is free and will feature snacks made by Kiam Marcelo Junio as well as a performance by Sofia Moreno in conjunction with the closing of Finocchio curated by Scott J Hunter.
About Chances Dances, The Critical Fierceness Grant and The Mark Aguhar Memorial Grant:
Since its founding in 2005, Chances Dances has sought to create a safe space for all gender expressions by bringing together the varied LGBTIQ communities of Chicago. The creation of the Critical Fierceness grant expands upon this goal by offering a unique platform to fund queer thinking and expression through art. Individuals or groups who identify themselves or their work as queer are encouraged to apply. The Critical Fierceness Grant supports the development and realization of queer artwork through project-based financial assistance of up to $500.
In 2012, Chances Dances expanded the Critical Fierceness Grant to include the Mark Aguhar Memorial Grant, which specifically funds artwork by feminine spectrum (such as woman-identified and trans-feminine) queer artists of color. The Mark Aguhar Memorial Grant supports grantees through project-based financial assistance of up to $1000. Chances Dances is proud to provide both these opportunities for personal exploration, developing community, and radical change.
Finocchio explores the layers of queer identity in the 21st century.
This exhibition introduces a physical and visual dialog regarding how diversity has become defined as the queer, and how this impacts the materiality and plasticity of self-identity and engagement across conceptual forms of expression.