Current questions/sketches developed for upcoming community art projects. How can art relate to public space, is it always ‘plopped’ or can it achieve a locational identity that becomes part of the heritage of the community which it is placed.
Within the experience of ethnic diaspora, individuals are constantly questioning how they relate to their environment. Negotiating otherness and the mythos surrounding it. what defines our sense of self? Is personal history critical to resolving identity dislocations? How can history connect a community to its location? Is culture truly transitory? Does distance, class, time effect it?
Through cultural exchange these questions will be brought to the Chicago public sphere and its local communities. I’m developing an art collab group with friends from Bucharest, London, and Chicago towards curating events and seminars for Chicago neighborhoods, and communities, with the opportunity to integrate (If only through visual discourse) with people from locations they otherwise wouldn’t commonly interact with.