Presented by Devin Cain, Krista Franklin, and Alexandria Eregbu
Thursday, March 29, 2018
ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public
AfroSurreal Chicago is an artist collective, co-founded by interdisciplinary artists Devin Cain, Krista Franklin, and Alexandria Eregbu. They are a recipient of a 2018 ICI/Joyce Foundation Research Fellowship. The collective seeks to identify contemporary evidences of Surrealist activity produced by visual artists and writers of the African diaspora in the U.S. and abroad. In 2013, AfroSurreal Chicago organized its first exhibition, Marvelous Freedom/Vigilance of Desire, Revisited, which was on view at The Arcade Gallery at Columbia College Chicago.
For this Hub event, the collective will speak about the survey exhibition titled AfroSurreal Chicago: (Revolution) in the Service of the Marvelous, scheduled to debut in 2019. This is a group exhibition featuring new work from 22 artists currently working in Chicago, as well as some artwork from the original Marvelous Freedom, Vigilance of Desire, the world’s largest Surrealist exhibition which took place in Chicago in 1976.
With the Joyce Foundation fellowship, AfroSurreal Chicago is researching Surrealist happenings abroad and will produce a limited edition publication, (a)Ether. For its first issue, “The Marvelous: Martinique” the collective will embark on a research trip to Martinique.
This event is accessible to people with mobility disabilities. Please contact ICI for additional accessibility needs.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.