Opening APRIL 13, 6-10pm
Join us at the Uri-Eichen Gallery on April 13th from 6pm to 10pm as we welcome the SAIC Social Movements.
Students in “Like Water through Stone”, an exhibit exploring race and the environment. Using their individual experiences with this subject, they are showcasing a body of work demonstrating their collective passion for art as catalyst for sociopolitical change
in relation to the environment, racism, colonialism, and class relations.
This School of the Art Institute Class, “Global Social Movements,” covers movements throughout the western hemisphere, moving from theory and history to the increasingly global movements of today. Black Lives Matter, for example, is not just a U.S.-based movement. Millions of African descendants from Colombia and Venezuela to Brazil learned from the Black Power movement in the U.S. and struggle to confront a long heritage of slavery, racism and discrimination. Indigenous, women’s and youth movements gain strength through global solidarity and intersectionality.
While the show focuses on student work, it reflects an international perspective through the lives of the students. The exhibit include paintings, print work, sculpture as well as a film entitled “The Principles of Disappearance” by Lucia Peraza. There will also be a spoken word performance by Maddy Vincent entitled “Why I decided to fight”. Performances will continue throughout the night, including a live band later in the evening.
URI-EICHEN Gallery 2101 South Halsted | CHICAGO Illinois 60608 info@URI-EICHEN.com | www.uri-eichen.com
By Appointment through May 4.
For an appointment call 312 852 7717