November 10, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Opening Reception & Town Hall Meeting: Friday, November 10, 6-8pm
We, the Wrens, invite you to our exhibition, which is the result of a DIY media campaign comprised of posters, whispers, video interviews and a library containing over 1,200 books on the subject of immigration.
This campaign was initiated by artist and University of Chicago Department of Visual Arts Faculty member William Pope.L, and facilitated by faculty, students, staff and community members of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts to reflect on issues of connectedness, home and immigration.
We created this project as a service to the community of the Logan Center and beyond. There are a number of ways that you can contribute:
- Join us in person during the town hall meeting where we will eat, drink, and converse about the project, but more importantly the issues of immigration and home.
Drop off a response. This can be a physical letter, a painting, an object, etc. etc. Physical drop offs can be made at the Logan Center Gallery during the run of the exhibition. ALL submitted materials may be presented in the exhibition.
ALL submitted materials may be presented in the exhibition.
- Leave a comment on our comment wall during the run of the exhibition.
- Submit a comment on this page below. ALL submissions will be presented anonymously in the exhibition.
This project is happening at a significant moment. Nationally and globally, we are witnessing heightened debates over immigration, race, and the fight of the 99%. On a local level, race relations and class distinctions mark daily experiences in Chicago as in many other American cities.
Much closer to home, this October the Logan Center celebrates its fifth year. As a multidisciplinary art center committed to serving communities within the University and on the South Side of Chicago, the Logan Center exists as a working example of a living possibility of bridging gaps between people.
Brown People Are the Wrens in the Parking Lot aims to provide space for us to collectively address questions and create actions concerning difference and possibility in our society. Using the Logan Center as the locus of its activities, the Wrens campaign aims to highlight how immigration is articulated through all of our lives in so many ways—for example, on the level of institutions, and on the level of community.
We need your help to articulate these issues. We can't do this by ourselves and we are actively and positively soliciting the generosity of your response.
Please Note: By submitting a physical response or comment online, you agree for this material to be used within the context of the exhibition at the Logan Center Gallery. All responses will be presented anonymously and appear in full without modification.
Brown People Are the Wrens in the Parking Lot is presented by Logan Center Exhibitions. Generous support provided by the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry at the University of Chicago.
If you want to use the space for a performance, meeting, class, reading, etc., please read below:
- We will get back to you within 48 hours
- 10 slots available
- We do not provide technical or staffing support
- The gallery comes as is
- We will get back to you within one week
- 4 slots available
- Support needs will be organized with Logan Center Exhibitions
Please know that we encourage the use of the space for events, but we have limitations and restrictions on staffing and the space. Please see the tech rider which spells out these guidelines.
*Note: Events do not have to directly relate to immigration or the themes of the show, but we would like to keep them mind when making a proposal.