The title of the exhibition is a fragment taken from a text by sociologist and anthropologist Pierre Bourdieu, The Rules of Art: Genesis and Structure of the Literary Field, which elaborates the linkages between notions of art and the sites where art is produced and received and has larger implications regarding positionality within a field. For Bourdieu, the field is an important concept, whether it is a field of meaning (like art) or a field of power (like politics); and it is within this network that various vantage points are inhabited, where subjects are constructed and meanings assembled. 

Opening night will feature a performance lecture, On Illegibility, by Yun Ingrid Lee on identification politics in the algorithms of biometrics such as facial recognition, and what it means to be illegible to both human and machine vision.
This performance is made possible in part by support from Stroom Den Haag.
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Fontaine Capel

Fontaine Capel is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist, curator, educator, and facilitator. She is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the alternative art space Hume Chicago. In conjunction with her studio and curatorial practice, she has worked as a teaching artist at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Marwen. She received a B.A. at Oberlin College, and will be relocating to her hometown of New York City to pursue an MFA at Columbia University this fall.

Allison Cekala

Allison Cekala is an artist and educator currently living and working in Massachusetts. Her work, largely rooted in landscape, investigates the ways in which humans move, shape, and transform their surroundings. She is currently working on a long-form film that traces the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo River from its headwaters in southern Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico. Cekala holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Tufts University and a BA from Bard College in Environmental Studies and Photography.

Jory Drew

Jory Drew is an artist and graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is concerned with how the social construction of race, class and power manifest and determine individual realities. He works to dismantle said constructs, through the fragmentation of photography, video, sculpture, and language. Drew is a Co-founder of F4F, a domestic venue in Little Village (Chicago) and a Co-organizer of Beauty Breaks, an intergenerational beauty and wellness workshop series for black people along the spectrum of femininity. 

Kimi Hanauer

Kimi Hanauer is an artist, writer, and cultural organizer originally from Tel Aviv and based in Baltimore. In her practice, she is dedicated to two primary goals: first, to cultivate models and methodologies that can serve as utopian alternatives to our current realities, and second, to develop networks and spaces that can translate these alternatives into concrete experiences. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Kimi is the founder and co-organizer of Press Press. 

Yun Ingrid Lee

Yun Ingrid Lee is an artist, composer, and performer interested in failure, hybridity, and collective sensing. Yun’s work investigates histories and power relations in acoustic phenomena and different media technologies. Presentations of Yun’s work have included WHITE PINK BROWN at Auto Italia, London (2018), On Illegibility at Sonic Acts Academy, Amsterdam (2018), Poetics and Politics of Erasure on oneacre.online (2017), and Human Mixers on Sonic Anchor at Hong Kong Arts Centre (2015). Yun is founder of the BARTALK lecture and performance series in The Hague (2015 – present).

Josh Rios

Josh Rios is faculty at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University, where he teaches courses in visual and critical studies, political science fiction, and institutional critique. As a media artist and cultural critic, his projects deal with the intersection of globalization, modernity, postmodernity, and neocoloniality along the US-Mexico border. Recent exhibitions and performances have been featured at The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha), Tufts University Art Galleries (Boston), the University of Houston (Houston), Andrea Meislin Gallery (NYC), and Sector 2337 (Chicago). Upcoming activities include a performance for the Mountain Standard Time Performative Arts Festival (Calgary, Canada), the Truth and Reconciliation Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe), and a long-term sound project made possible by a Boston Live Arts Grant (Boston). Additionally, he will chair a session at the upcoming 2019 CAA conference on critical sound practices in Latinx communities. 

 

Opening Reception:

ACRE Projects
1345 W 19th Street
Chicago , IL 60608

Wheelchair Accessible