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RAISIN Artist Talk with Kiki King, Alessia Petrolito & Marina Cavadini



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.

RAISIN Exhibition

Asha Iman’s new RAISIN exhibition is inspired by the play A Raisin in the Sun and its author Lorraine Hansberry. Following its Broadway debut in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun has been translated into 30 languages and produced in cities globally, pointing to various local struggles against injustice.

This exhibition is a partner project of the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2021 and will feature over 30 tremendous artists. The Chicago Architecture Biennial is a free event hosted biannually at the historic Chicago Culture Center. For this year’s edition, the concept revolves around the Available City, an inquiry directed by artist David Brown revolving around “the impact collective spaces can have in cities today.”

Accompanying Events

Aside from the exhibition itself, Asha is organizing several accompanying events. On November 12, 2021, Asha is organizing an Artist Talk with three RAISIN exhibiting artists:

  • Kiki King, a dancer.
  • Alessia Petrolito, the founder of ArP Adoptic.
  • Marina Cavadini, a multidisciplinary artist.

The live conversation moderated by SAIC Being a Woman of Color in the Arts Class will take place on Zoom, with a rebroadcast on Lumpen Radio. To register for the event, go to this eventbrite page. You can also find more information about the live conversation on the Chicago Architecture Biennial’s partner program’s page.

For more information about the RAISIN exhibition at 6018 North House Museum, which runs from September 17 through December 18, 2021, please visit the RAISIN at 6018 North official website.

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.