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EXHIBIT: An Otherworldly Existence: Afrofuturism & the Environment
June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, repeating until June 30, 2023
An Otherworldy Existence: Afrofuturism & the Environment:
Afrofuturism is a social, political and artistic movement. It envisions an improved future world for African-descended peoples. The African-descended people and cultures play a key role in the creation of that world. South Side native, artist Kee Merriwether, made this body of work. Garfield Park residents also shaped the exhibit. It seeks to represent African-descended people in a rich and robust environment. The need to fight environmental injustice is no longer needed, because this world is now just.
About the Artist:
Kee is a Chicago born and raised artist. Kee’s work explores the duality of collage and archives through printed matter, literature, research,p edagogy, and archiving. Their work seeks to centralize their lineage that is connected to The Great Migration, Jamaica, and the Black Belt. Kee is the founder behind the Black Matriarch Archive and Homagetoblkmadonnas which is centered around Black mothers, femmes, and women as a source of the spirit of inquiry and hopefully one-day repatriation.