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EXHIBIT: An Otherworldly Existence: Afrofuturism & the Environment

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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.

A headshot of Kee Merriweather smiling against

 

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.

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Date:
June 29
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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