“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.
Featuring Mark Blanchard, Rodrigo Brum, Máiréad Delaney, Kevin Matthew Demery, Óscar González Díaz, Stephen Flemister, Ashley Freeby, Adela Goldbard, Igraine Grey, Ben Paul Harle, Tamer Hassan, Yong Chui Kwon, Renluka Maharaj, Brianna McIntyre, Emilio Rojas, Ayesha Singh, Norman Teague, Darryl Terrell, Vicente Ugartechea, Derrick Woods-Morrow.
Presented by EXPO Special Exhibitions and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.