In Progress: Lagos/Chicago 1977

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020 6 – 7 pm

220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Inspired by Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago, exhibition curator Naomi Beckwith leads a conversation with local artists, musicians, and scholars of FESTAC '77, the pivotal Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture that took place in Lagos, Nigeria and was co-led by Chicago-based artist Jeff Donaldson of AfriCOBRA. Through live performance and discussion, the assembly asks pivotal questions about ongoing research into this important transcultural moment.