SIAC at EXPO Special Exhibitions
The School of the Art Institute at EXPO Chicago Special exhibitions, presented by Sullivan Galleries
Not In My Name, Curated by Sadie Woods
“No you won't be name'n no buildings after me, to go down dilapidated. No you won't be name'n no buildings after me, my name will be mistated, surely...” - A.D. 2000, Erykah Badu
Not In My Name queries multiple viewpoints/perspectives on cultural memories and social traditions in the age of institutional oppression and displacement. The lifecycle of monuments, memorials, shrines and relics are built and destroyed, unfolding through photography, video, sculpture, virtual reality, design objects, installation, and interventions. This exhibition is an open dialogue reimagining contemporary life, exploring themes of agency in spacemaking and self-produced stories to create visibility for peripheral communities, from an urban metropolis to the making of global cities. Through this immersive and sensory presentation of works, Not In My Name responds to the complexities and inner workings of the contemporary socio-political landscape.