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Friday, July 8, 2022 - 6:00 PM to Sunday, September 11, 2022 - 9:00 PM


Logan Center, Gallery 107



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UChicago Arts



"All That Light" celebrates the remarkable legacy and ongoing global reach of Chicago’s South Side artists. For a decade, Arts +Public Life (APL) and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture have co-hosted an Artist in Residence program intentionally designed to center Black and Brown artists working in Chicago’s South Side. Ten years later, these AIRs alumni are among Chicago's most compelling and successful artists, continuing the rich and broad legacy of South Side cultural production that the program was designed to honor.

Curated by Tracie D. Hall, the show will feature a wide range of multimedia works and performances from the program’s alumni including: Anna Martine Whitehead, Faheem Majeed, Krista Franklin, Brittney Leeanne Williams, Ayana Contreras, and many more.

The exhibition will run simultaneously across two locations:

Arts + Public Life’s Arts Incubator Gallery
301 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL

Logan Center Exhibitions
915 E 60th Street, Chicago IL

Free shuttles between the two galleries will be available. Additional programming, tours, conversations, and performances will be offered throughout the course of the exhibition.

Opening Reception: JULY 8

Performance Showcase: SEPT 9

The exhibition’s title "All That Light" is borrowed from a public conversation Hall led between Theaster Gates, Jacqueline Stewart, and Adrienne Brown, APL’s successive leaders, acknowledging the program’s reputation for identifying some of Chicago’s most ascendant artists and makers.

Seeking to play on the multiple meanings of light: to make things visible, to illuminate or ignite, and something that is easily carried— this exhibition is a critical survey of the cumulative impact the APL-CSRPC Artist in Residence Program (AIR) has had on the artists who have participated as well as on the audiences and communities it has drawn and convened in its first decade.

"All That Light: A Ten Year Retrospective of the AIR Program (2012-2022)" is made possible by Raymond Iwanowski and Erica Noble, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and Illinois Arts Council.