Hyde Park Art Center’s Artists Run Chicago 2.0 Library Installation
Artists Run Chicago 2.0 is an exhibition that takes over the entire Hyde Park Art Center to celebrate the work of fifty artist-run spaces and organizations that fuel Chicago’s independent art scene. We are excited to be included in this once in a decade show with many exciting projects and spaces.
For Artist Run Chicago 2.0, we have taken on the task to gather and bookmark books from Hyde Park Art Center’s D’Angelo Art Library that reference Native, Caribbean, and Latin American arts or history to present in the exhibition space.
This installation is a problematization exercise to critique HPAC’s library as an archive and historicization tool that has participated in enforcing supremacies by way of collecting text. It serves as a reminder about problematic gazes and authorship within publications and print material. This make-shift library also amplifies, though problematically, Native, Caribbean, and Latin American history for seekers of these culturally specific discourses that may become useful. Above the library installation, we vinyled “Decolonize Zhigaagoong, Defund CPD, and Defend DACA”.