Date & Time
Opening reception: Saturday May 12, 5-9pm
Will remain open until May 29
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 South Halsted St.
A collaborative exhibition organized by Professor Rebecca Keller from theSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago, with SAIC students Christine Bespalec-Davis, Emmelin Crespi, Tim Adamczyk, Laurie Martin, Talya Feldman, Michaela Hansen, David Alekhougie, Rhonda Lowry, Molly Wilmes, Jannah Tate and Ryan Sahlin.
Excavating History is an ongoing project in which artists explore the category we call History, asking which stories get told and who gets to tell them. Excavating History advances the discourse around artists, audience, and community, and engages history as a vital field for art-making.
The artists in UNSETTLED worked with the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in the remaining historic buildings of what is internationally recognized as one of the most important settlement houses in the world. JAHHM attracts a broad range of visitors, receiving 30,000 annually, including 10,000 Chicago school children and 2,500 international visitors.
This significant site offered incredible possibilities for using historic research to generate site specific, socially engaged projects. Artworks include sculpture, installation, fiber, performance, video projections, sound, and animation.
* All views expressed are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, or the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts.