The Chicago Archives + Artists Project (CA+AP) is an initiative that highlights Chicago archives and special collections that give space to voices on the margins of history. Led by Chicago-based writers and artists, the project explores archives across the city via online features, a series of public programs and new commissioned artwork by Chicago artists. For 2018, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation has funded a series of pilot projects pairing three artists with three archives around the city: Media Burn + Ivan Lozano, the Leather Archives & Museum + Aay Preston-Myint, and the Newberry Library’s Chicago Protest Collection + H. Melt. This series of articles will profile these featured archives and artists over the course of their collaboration, exploring the vital role of the archive in preserving and interpreting the stories of our city as well as the ways in which they can be a resource for creatives in the community. For this installment, we sat down with Catherine Grandgeorge, the archivist from the Newberry Library’s Chicago Protest Collection. The Chicago Protest Collection builds …
A recent history of Women of Color who are space-makers, curators, and decision-makers in the arts, and a look into the work of Dr. Margaret Burroughs, Sydney Stoudmire, Julie Rodrigues Widholm, and other game-changers.
A recap of a tête-à-tête at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) about social media and the nature of images at the intersection of technology, art, and culture.
Political art, propaganda, and the present-day relevance of Zhitomirsky’s Soviet photomontages, currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago.
A conversation about radio and making space with artist, designer and Postloudness co-founder James T. Green.
A poem by teaching artist, actress, and organizer Quenna Lené that was featured in “our duty to fight,” an exhibition at Gallery 400.