AARON HUGHES AND MICHAEL RAKOWITZ
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO CONSIDER SURVIVAL AS A PART OF OUR PRACTICE?
Tuesday, December 2, 5:00 p.m.
Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th floor
School of the Art Institute Chicago
The Artists in Dialogue: 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.
Artists Aaron Hughes and Michael Rakowitz discuss their work together and apart in the midst of the Iraq War, its aftermath and continuations.
A Tea Performance will immediately follow the dialogue 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Space is limited to 20 participants. To attend, please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When someone sits, sips, and reflects over a cup of tea, there is space to ask questions about one’s relationship to the world: a world that is filled with dehumanization, war, and destruction; a world that is filled with moments of beauty, love, and humanity. Hughes’s Tea Project is an ongoing dialogue that traverses a variety of these landscapes, from the tea sipped in a quaint coffee shop, to a cage in Guantanamo Bay, to a motor pool in Iraq; tea is not only a favored drink but a shared moment that transcends cultural divides and systems of oppression. That is not meant as a clichéd utopian statement, but as a reminder of a shared humanity that is so often overlooked.
Please come sit, reflect, share, and sip tea.