Apr 20th 2020

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-at-the-crossroads-of-memory-historic-amnesia-tickets-102511316106 Memory’ virtual exhibition programming

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Short Description:
This event centers around the current exhibit, Excavating Memories, at the Chicago Artist Coalition, that features the works of Katie Chung and Unyimeabasi Udoh.

Join us for a discussion about Udoh’s body of work in the show where the theme of the “official history” and remembering is explored. Udoh upends the western gaze on the black subject by inserting their own vocabulary of using language/text, the juxtaposition of photographs with landscapes devoid of human presence and other forms of installation art. Udoh will dialogue with art historian, Delinda Collier, from the Art Institute of Chicago whose current research interrogates the practice of fieldwork and African Art.

Moderator, Juelle Daley
Juelle is a 2019- 2020 Hatch curatorial resident at the Chicago Artist Coalition and curator for the exhibit, Excavating Memory. She is also currently Assistant Director at the Center for Black Diaspora at DePaul University and a MFA candidate in Film at DePaul’s School of Cinematic Arts.

She is also the co-founder of the itinerant pop-up art event Salon Caju that showcases the art of local Chicago creatives. She directed the short film, “Six Hour Pass” and is currently in post-production on a documentary called “Tainted Name.” Recently, she curated an exhibit on ‘Ebony and Jet magazine covers of the 1960’s.’

Artist, Unyimeabasi Udoh
Unyimeabasi Udoh works across various media—including textiles, prints, artist’s books, and computer games—in an attempt to bring to light and make peace with an idea of the void. Their practice centers on surface and absence, text as image, redaction, redundancy, and blackness as color and construct. Udoh holds an MFA in Visual Communication Design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Architecture from Columbia University.

Delinda Collier, Associate Professor
Delinda Collier is an Associate Professor of art history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she teaches and researches southern African art and alternative histories of new media technologies. She is the author of Repainting the Walls of Lunda: Information Colonialism and Angolan Art (2016) and Media Primitivism: Technological Art in Africa (2020). She has published articles in Nka: Contemporary African Art, Third Text, African Arts, Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture, Art South Africa, and London Review of Books.02511316106

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