Eclipsing: the politics of night, the politics of light

January 26 – March 16, 2018

Challenging assumptions of darkness, Eclipsing: the politics of night, the politics of light is a group exhibition that implicates the eclipse as a metaphor, exploring conversations of power, landscape, language, space and visibility. Featuring artists Carris Adams, Bethany Collins, Cream Co., Terrell Davis, Angela Davis Fegan, Sabrina Granados, Deana Lawson, Kelly Lloyd, Shala Miller and Liz Mputu.

This exhibition is a program of the Eclipsing Festival that converges around the first lunar eclipse of January, 2018. The festival offers a constellation of events, experiences, and exhibitions including a workshop mini-series, a performance festival, a vegan marketplace, a performative lecture, and a film/video screening. Eclipsing programs are hosted by Chicago art organizations Arts and Public Life, Links Hall, and Threewalls. 

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Related programming (free)

Opening Reception + Afterparty
Friday, January 26 • 7–9pm
Afterparty at Currency Exchange Café: 9–11pm

Workshop: Nicole Melanie - Nourishing Noir 
Friday, February 9 • 5–7pm

Workshop: Cream Co. Creative Exchange
Thursday, March 1 • 6–8pm

Towards a Politics of Healing: Ethics of Storytelling with Patricia Nguyen
Sunday, March 4 • 1–3pm

ECLIPSING Closing Event:
Friday, March 16 • 7–11pm (301-307 E Garfield Blvd)
7–9pm | Arts Incubator: Reception + Performance by Alejandro T. Acierto
8–9pm | BING: Exhibition catalogue release with readings by Jared Brown and Alia Walston
9–11pm | Currency Exchange Café: Afterparty with DJ Hijo Pródigo and performance by Petty Crocker

About Exhibitions at the Arts Incubator

The exhibitions program at the Arts Incubator offers a platform for Chicago-based artists to thoughtfully engage with the global, contemporary art world in a localized environment. The unique positioning of this program acts as a catalyst for collaboration and exchange, creating a dynamic and critical space. Exhibitions are realized throughout the entirety of the building and the surrounding Washington Park area, fusing temporal, public space with the dedicated interior. This coupling is echoed with the public programming efforts, as we introduce the work of national artists to the local conversation.

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