22.01.2016 – 26.03.2016 Mon – Sat: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
300 W. Superior Street, Suite 203. Chicago, United States.
Featuring works by Tania Bruguera, Jenny Polak, Díaz Lewis, and the Albany Park Theater Project, Soul Asylum gives voice to the immigration justice movement through sound, painting, sculpture, performance, and installation. Each work is inspired by immigrant communities through their stories of struggle and celebrated victories. The artworks in Soul Asylum are participatory and invite the viewer to directly engage with gallery installations and ephemeral performances. With a focus on detention and deportation as it affects citizens and noncitizens alike, Soul Asylum artists work to provide structure and language for communities routinely kept silent by fear. Curated in partnership with Human Rights Watch, the exhibition aims to advance the efforts of grassroots and national organizations to reform immigration policy in the US and to move the conversation to the front lines of civil rights discourse.
This document was created in collaboration with immigration academics, activists, politicians, and community members at a convening at the IM International headquarters in Corona, Queens on November 4th and 5th.
For more information visit: http://d-weinberg.com/soul-asylum