our duty to fight, open through 6/11

Organized by Black Lives Matter Chicago (BLMChi) and allied movement organizations and projects, this exhibition both holds space for survivors and families bereft of justice and healing under anti-Black state violence and offers a living testament to the specific and shared struggles that have been at the core of radical, visionary world-making in Chicago organizing. More»

Propeller Fund 2016 Application Workshop, 6/4

Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Threewalls announce the seventh year of Propeller Fund granting opportunities for visual artists and groups in Cook County, IL. The Application Workshop for the 2016 grant cycle includes:
1-3pm: Applying to Propeller Workshop
3-4pm: Breakout Sessions with Propeller Grantees on specialized topics: producing media projects, partnering with communities, websites and publications, and programming in public spaces
4pm: Keynote by Aymar Jean Christian (Open TV) in conversation with Ricardo Gamboa (BRUJOS).
All programs are free and open to all. More»

Closing Reception: our duty to fight, 6/11

Please join Gallery 400 for the closing reception for our duty to fight, featuring spoken word performances by Kuumba Lynx youth poets and a conversation with our duty to fight artists. Artists Zakkiyyah Najeebah, Makeba Kedem-DuBose, Rhonda Wheatley and more will discuss their work and process creating artworks for the exhibition in collaboration with families and survivors waging struggles for accountability and respect for their fallen. In response to the exhibition, solo and group performances by Kuumba Lynx poets will use Hip Hop as a tool to reimagine and demonstrate a more just world.  More»