Marvelous Freedom/Vigilance of Desire, Revisited is a current exhibition in the Arcade gallery at 618 S Michigan Ave on the 2nd floor until March 15th.
“Taking its cue from San Francisco-based writer and performer D. Scot Miller’s AfroSurreal Manifesto: Black is the New Black, Marvelous Freedom: Vigilance of Desire, Revisited is a group exhibition that explores Chicago’s contemporary and emerging artists of color who approach art-making through an Afro-Surrealist lens. Curated by School of the Art Institute of Chicago BFA candidate, Alexandria Eregbu, Marvelous Freedom: Vigilance of Desire, Revisited engages the richness of Chicago’s Surrealist history in order to extend, expand, and re-impose new visions of 21st century Afro-Surrealist aesthetics and cultural concerns, reexamining the first Marvelous Freedom/Vigilance of Desire, the Surrealist exhibition that took place in Chicago in 1976.” For more information
My colleague Krista Franklin has her handmade paper with hair embedded in it on display. It is a very teeny tiny sneak peak of what her thesis show will contain. Here are a few pics from the show.