/Dialogues: AFRICOBRA in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist

Expo Chicago
May 4, 2022


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). AFRICOBRA™, or the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists, was an artist collective founded on the south side of Chicago in 1968. Known for creating art to address social and cultural challenges affecting the Black community, AFRICOBRA is one of the most significant arts movements of the second part of the 20th century. Internationally renowned Curator and Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries in London, Hans Ulrich Obrist will speak to integral members of the over 50-year-old collaborative to discuss the group’s history and their individual practices seen through the lens of historic group exhibitions.