Aram Han Sifuentes: to ward off authorities and to protect my neighbors

Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 – Feb 10, 2019

5020 S. Cornell
Chicago, IL 60615

The U.S. Constitution protects all people living in the United States, regardless of immigration status, with certain rights and protections. Using the household window curtain format, Aram Han Sifuentes appliques messages to authorities (such as police and I.C.E.) and messages to neighbors of basic constitutional rights to protect themselves if such authorities show up at their homes.  This new series of textile works by the Chicago-based artist translates these rights into various languages commonly spoken in the US, and translates a soft barrier into safe shelter through words and pronouncement of our civil rights.

December Public Reception: December 16 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Enjoy all three new exhibitions at Hyde Park Art Center. Refreshments will be served, and park for free at Kenwood High School!