Landecker Democracy Fellow Asha Iman Veal has joined forces with the 6018 North experimental arts and culture space in Chicago, where her new exhibition titled RAISIN will take place this fall. This exhibition is a partner project of the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2021 and will feature over 30 tremendous artists.
Aside from the exhibition itself, Asha is organizing several accompanying events. One of these is an Artist Intervention with Joseph Mora, a RAISIN artist, scheduled for September 18, 2021 and taking place at 6018 North. The official event program explains, “Joseph Mora’s art practice focuses on portraying his reality as a DACA-mented immigrant living in the United States.”
The organizers add, “Using the design made by Monarch Butterflies’ migration path, this workshop brings forth ideas about how humans are the only species with federal laws that dictate how we migrate. In Mexican-American Culture, Monarch Butterflies are used as a motif to represent undocumented Mexicans who have made the journey from Mexico to the United States.”
For more information about the event, follow this link.
For more information about the RAISIN exhibition at 6018 North House Museum, which runs from September 17 through December 18, 2021, please visit here.
Asha Iman is one of thirty Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.