EXPO CHICAGO: Black Artists Get Ready to Shine at Expo Chicago

Chicago Defender, April 5, 2022


The Chicago Black art ecosystem is strong and global.  From The American Negro Exposition  in 1940; to the formation of the South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC)  in 1940; to countless movements originating here like BAM and AFRICOBRA; to recently launched collectives like the Kulture Museum, the art scene in Chicago has always been fire.  When EXPO CHICAGO,  the international exposition of contemporary and modern art opens April 7 – 10th, the Black art ecosystem will be on full display.  Pigment International® a Black woman-led, multi-media art platform, and magazine publisher will be documenting Black art joy as a media partner to this year’s EXPO. Pigment will showcase the works of artists James NelsonDana Todd Pope, D. Lamar Preston, and Ariana Vaeth and offer the latest edition of its Pigment Magazine. Previous issues of the magazine will be available, as well as unique art collectibles.


Some highlights of Dialogues @ EXPO Chicago include:

Friday April 8 – 12:00 pm
Hans Ulrich Obrist in Conversation with AFRICOBRA

Panelists | AFRICOBRA artists: Gerald Williams (SAIC 1966-67, Artist), Jae Jarrell (SAIC 1959-61, Artist), Wadsworth Jarrell (SAIC 1958, Artist), Sherman Beck (Artist), and other key members of AFRICOBRA in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist (Curator and Artistic Director | Serpentine Galleries, London).




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