Jul 12th 2019

Of Poetry & Protest Exhibit feat. Present Absence

@ Stony Island Arts Bank

6760 South Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, IL 60649

Opening Friday, July 12th, from 12PM - 6PM

On view through Sunday, August 11th

Part of a collaboration between The Guild Complex and Rebuild Foundation presented along with, and in response to, Rebuild Foundation’s Objects of Care: Material Memorial for Tamir Rice on the Arts Bank lawn, this exhibit builds on the 2016 anthology of African American political art and poetry, Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (WW Norton), to capture the transformative power that fuels social movements and sustains families and communities confronting state violence against black and brown youth.

Curated by Of Poetry and Protest Co-Editor/Guild Founding Director Michael Warr together with The Guild and Rebuild, the exhibit presents words and images featured in the book – portraits, poems, documentation, and creative response — alongside Present Absence, a five-channel video installation by Chicago artists Salome Chasnoff + Meredith Zielke that makes visible the lives of individuals killed by Chicago Police through intimate one-on-one interviews with their families and close friends.

Stony Island Arts Bank
6760 S. Stony Island Ave., Chicago
Open visiting hours: Fri – Sun 12- 6pm
Through August 11th
(Not August 25th as in photo)


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