Exhibition on view: June 23-September 2, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, June 23, 5-8pm
Bold Disobedience is a group exhibition presented in collaboration with Mikva Challenge. Selected by a council of twelve student curators, this collection of works demonstrates myriad social issues that matter to youths today. The exhibition comprises works by local professional artists as well as student artists from the Chicago High School for the Arts. These artworks grapple with the issues that our team of student curators have deemed most critical in our conflicted contemporary culture, promoting racial justice, economic equity, and queer rights. The student curators have directed every aspect of this exhibition, from research to conceptualization to installation.
STUDENT CURATORS' STATEMENT, IN THEIR WORDS
2017 ushered a continued era of resistance, as unethical governmental issues and pre–judged biases are increasingly normalized in our everyday lives. Unable to participate in the electoral process, the youth engage in civic action and respond by doing everything in our power to make our voices heard. Young people have always defied injustice and now, more than ever, we are making clear what we stand for.
Thalia Agosto, Natalie Aparicio, Evan Calabrese, Angela Davis Fegan, Maya Halko, Josue Herrera, Zachary Huff, Jaclyn Jacunski, Kuumba Lynx, Yvette Mayorga, Cheryl Pope, Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project, Sarah Ross, Dread Scott, and Raven Smith
Mikva Challenge develops youth to be informed, empowered, and active citizens and community leaders. They do this by engaging youth in action civics, an authentic and transformative learning process built on youth voice and youth expertise.