Landecker Democracy Fellow Asha Iman Veal has joined forces with the 6018 North experimental arts and culture space in Chicago, where her new exhibition titled RAISIN will take place this fall.
Asha Iman’s new RAISIN exhibition is inspired by the play A Raisin in the Sun and its author Lorraine Hansberry. Following its Broadway debut in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun has been translated into 30 languages and produced in cities globally, pointing to various local struggles against injustice.
This exhibition is a partner project of the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2021 and will feature over 30 tremendous artists. The Chicago Architecture Biennial is a free event hosted biannually at the historic Chicago Culture Center. For this year’s edition, the concept revolves around the Available City, an inquiry directed by artist David Brown revolving around “the impact collective spaces can have in cities today.”
Aside from the exhibition itself, Asha is organizing several accompanying events. One such event will take place virtually on November 19, 2021. It features three RAISIN exhibiting artists:
- Delilah Salgado, co-founder of an all-woman Latinx art collective called Mujeres Mutantes.
- Kioto Aoki, an artist and educator “using the material specificity of the analogue image and image-making process to explore modes of perception as a politics of vision.”
- Jared Brown, “a figure that does not belong to the past or present.”
You can learn more about the artists in this event program. The event will be moderated by SAIC Being a Woman of Color in the Arts class.
This live conversation will take place via Zoom, with a rebroadcast on Lumpen Radio. Registration is required and available on the eventbrite website. For more information about the event, follow the Chicago Architecture Biennial’s partner programs.
For more information about the RAISIN exhibition at 6018 North House Museum, which runs from September 17 through December 18, 2021, please visit the RAISIN at 6018 North official website.
Asha Iman is one of thirty Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.