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Feb 6, 4:30 PM: Care@Chicago // Exhibition Opening: Romi Crawford

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Atist Romi Crawford (Ph.D. ’10; School of the Art Institute of Chicago) will be present to open her exhibit in the community room at the Center for the month of February, focused on black power and politics in Chicago from 1967-2017, a display images of black political organizers in everyday life, as well as the communicative and decorative material that has now become memorabilia, traces of a generation’s will to make change communal and real. Romi Crawford, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in Visual and Critical Studies and Liberal Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her research revolves primarily around formations of racial and gendered identity and the relation to American film, visual arts, and popular culture. She was previously the Curator and Director of Education and Public Programs at the Studio Museum in Harlem and founder of the Crawford and Sloan Gallery (NYC, 1994-1998). Her publications include writings in Art Journal; Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Film and Video Artists (University of Washington, 2008); Black Light/White Noise: Sound and Light in Contemporary Art (Contemporary Art Contemporary Art Museum Houston, 2007); Frequency (Studio Museum in Harlem, 2006); Art and Social Justice Education: Culture as Commons (Routledge, 2011) and Service Media (Green Lantern, 2013). Free and open to the public. This event is part of Care@Chicago, a project designed to examine and practice forms of self-care and ask what constitutes repair and relief in states and times of trauma.

Date: February 6, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

See:http://gendersexuality.uchicago.edu/projects/care

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