Artist Activation of "Polished | Unpolished"

Saturday, Apr 9, 2022 2:30 – 4 pm

2150 S. Canalport
Chicago, IL 60608

Enter thru North Parking Lot Entrance on 21st Street

Join WMG for an activation of Archana Shekara's "Polished | Unpolished" on Saturday, April 9th, 2:30 - 4 PM CST. This social practice artwork invites the general public to eat Ganji, a simple rice dish, as prepared by the artist. Through the duration of the simple meal, participants will consider the evolution of polished and unpolished rice in South Asian culture and be asked to share their thoughts on privilege, colorism and socio-economic disparities. Participants will ultimately write statements on note cards based on their conversations and experience. Archival elements of the experience will be featured for the duration of the exhibition.

This activation is limited to 25 participants and WMG encourages Eventbrite registration to secure a participant spot. Walk-ups are welcome for day of participation (as available) or general audience observation.