from here to there: A progress by Barak adé Soleil at Gallery 400
Saturday, October 20, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
from here to there is a live art installation with a performance component, presented as part of the opening of the exhibition Chicago Disability Activism, Arts and Design: 1970’s to Today, at Gallery 400. For the close of this exhibition, “archive” from Barak’s lived experience presently on display as a performative installation, will be reactivated within the gallery. Noted as “a progress,” Barak will revisit the spaces inhabited during the opening presentation; offering reflections and physical re-enactments of the performance.
For more than two decades, Barak adé Soleil has charted an expansive career as an artist, making dance, theatre and performance art. Internationally noted and award-winning, Barak’s creative practice draws on traditions of the African diaspora, queerness, postmodernism and disability aesthetics; engaging distinct communities across the US, Canada, Europe, South America and West Africa. Barak is currently based in Chicago, but continues to work globally.
Free and open to all