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Denise Milan: Mist of the Earth

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© Courtesy of the artist and Chicago Cultural Center
Denise Milan: Mist of the Earth

78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
June 8th, 2012 - January 6th, 2013

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Michigan Ave/Downtown
EMAIL:  
dcase@cityofchicago.org
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Thu 9-7; Fri-Sat 9-6; Sun 10-6
TAGS:  
photo-collage, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

One of Brazil’s visionary artists, Denise Milan invites viewers on an exhilarating journey to her country through an exhibition of sculpture and photo-collage that celebrates the natural wonder of Brazil’s jungles, ocean and desert regions, and the vibrancy of its multifaceted culture.

Working from a deeply humanistic tradition for more than 20 years—as an ecological and arts education activist, as well as an artist—Denise Milan has been making sculptures, photographic installations and performances that draw actively from her experiences living with and interviewing people in the Brazilian coastal villages of Paraty and the dry desolate lands of Bahia in Brazil’s northeast.

Denise Milan: Mist of the Earth is the culmination of past experience and the embodiment of the artist’s ongoing concerns, as much a testament to a troubling legacy of colonization, the enslavement of African peoples, and the despoilment of whole regions, as to the more life-asserting side of Brazil, its breathless beauty, sensuous earthiness, and ravishing mysticism.