This three-day event takes place in three distinct exhibition spaces and multiple storefronts and restaurants in Downtown Hyde Park. The experience includes curated gallery spaces, live performances, DJs, independent film programs, and pop up experiences allowing the audience the opportunity to explore and engage with leading-edge contemporary art and design constructed and curated by some of Chicago's leading artists and art institutions.
1538 east 53rd street
Collaboration Gallery brings together artists and prominent South Side institutions.
1520 South Harper Court
The purpose of the “Permanent Record: Chicago Hip Hop Kulture” show is to spread knowledge of the elements of Hip Hop. Using knowledge, the unspoken 5th element of hip-hop, we will inform the public about the key pioneers and innovators that started the movement in Chicago, and how they influenced later generations. Additionally, this gallery show seeks to give Hip Hop the status and recognition it deserves as a culture, from it’s history and art.
Through weekend programming, “Permanent Record” will allow the public to learn about each element of Hip Hop individually. All four components, rapping, DJing, graffiti, and b-boying will be featured in the show through art, pictures, interviews, clothing, posters, and music of the ‘90s. All three days will be free. We will also be showing the movie “Shake the Dust”, produced by Nas, at Harper Theatre.
5229 south harper court
Artist Tintin Wulia presents Make Your Own Passport
MODERN CO-OP // JOJAYDEN
SIR & MADAME // ANCIEN CAFE
NOTE WORTHY NOTES // A10
NATIVE FOODS // EINSTEIN BAGELS
1465 East 53rd street
Designed Objects and the Chicago community brings together designers, makers, educators and curators to one space to consider the place of contemporary design objects outside of the museums to exhibit work and dialogue together and with new audiences in downtown Hyde Park. To consider the range of designed objects from fashion to furniture can play a leading role in helping create place, story-telling, increasing job markets in communities that need it, problem solving and vibrant functions such as this event.
5238 South HARPER AVEnue
Curated by Jacqueline Stewart of Black Cinema House
Black Cinema House hosts screenings and discussions of films by and about Black people and the issues shaping our lives. BCH also offers community video classes for youth and adults, encouraging our neighbors to explore their creativity, tell their own stories, and develop the skills to shape their own media images. Curated by film scholar Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, BCH welcomes a diverse range of audiences, film artists, experts, enthusiasts, and collaborating organizations to engage in lively conversation about the past, present and future of moving images.