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Visual Art ,
submitted by
Carlos Flores

Contra Corriente

Contra Corriente brings together the work of 6-8 artists and organizations exploring the intersectionality of racial and climate justice on the West side of Chicago. The title, which translates to “against the current” in English, alludes to countermovements by activists and creative laborers fighting against numbing capitalist forces that favor profit over people. The show specifically centers its messaging around environmental racism that impacts Little Village and surrounding communities: displacement, the toxic air pollution that gives the Lower West Side the worst air quality in the city, dangerous fossil fuel infrastructure disproportionately affecting communities of color, and the area’s cement jungles.

We want to include artists in the show that come at the larger environmental issue from different angles. This could mean work that is some combination of illustrative, poetic, and/or demonstrative. So there could be art objects made from repurposed materials as well as more socially interactive or documentation work.

Please submit 2-3 works and a short artist statement to for consideration. There are no fees to participate in the exhibiton. Artists keep 100% of sales. 

Exhibition Time - January 14 - February 4

Install/ work drop off dates - January 11-13

Work pick up dates - flexible

Deadline: 01.06.2022
Name: Carlos Flores
Address: 1926 S Halsted St
Phone: 773-554-5017