DePaul Art Museum's exhibition "Remaking the Exceptional: Tea, Torture, and Reparations | Chicago to Guantanamo" marks 20 years since the opening of the United States' extralegal prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and examines the local and international ramifications of state violence.
The exhibition and associated publication, published by the museum, spotlight acts of creative resistance while highlighting connections between policing and incarceration in Chicago and the human-rights violations of the "global war on terror."
The exhibition will run March 10-Aug. 7, 2022, and feature paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations produced by torture survivors, artists, activists and collectives. Contributors to the exhibition include Abdualmalik Abud, Mansoor Adayfi, Djamel Ameziane, Muhammad Ansi, Ghaleb Al-Bihani, Dorothy Burge, Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, Debi Cornwall, Amber Ginsburg, Assad "Haroon" Gul, Mashaun Hendricks, Aaron Hughes, Invisible Institute, Damon Locks, Lucky Pierre, Trevor Paglen, Prison + Neighborhood Arts/Education Project, Khalid Qasim, Sabri Mohammad Ibrahim Al Qurashi, Ahmed Badr Rabbani and Sarah-Ji Rhee.
Ahead of the exhibition, an online conversation is scheduled for Jan. 8, 2022, and will observe the 20th year of Guantánamo as an extra-legal prison as well as the seventh year since Chicago's passage of the Jon Burge reparations ordinance, the first and only ordinance of its kind in the country.
Support for this exhibition and its related programming is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and from Illinois Humanities through its Envisioning Justice initiative.
DePaul Art Museum is at 935 W. Fullerton Ave. on DePaul University's Lincoln Park Campus. The museum is open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It's closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission is free. Existing COVID protocols will be followed.
See resources.depaul.edu/art-museum/exhibitions/Pages/remaking-the-exceptional.aspx .