Typographies of Hope (April 7, 2017, NY Times), 2017
Saturday May 13, 6 PM – 9 PM
Triumph, 2055 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60608
The Dangerous Professors, a curatorial project exhibiting over one hundred and fifty artists–educators, acts as a counter-action to the pervasive rightwing impulse whose spirit jeopardizes civil, artistic and academic freedom by calling out, shaming, and harming those it opposes. The exhibition responds by first inviting artists who define themselves as educators to participate, the result of which creates a list of art-educators that can be deemed, in the current political climate, as dangerous. Second, the exhibition portrays the spectrum of art done by the presumably “dangerous” educators, and has the potential to become “dangerous art.” Third, the exhibition will provide a publication that voices the individual concerns of the artists-educators participating in the show. The text will structure a platform for public dialogue that furthers the development of strategies toward radical education.
Public event for the release of The Dangerous Professors Publication: Thursday, May 25, 6pm to 10pm
Curator: Ruslana Lichtzier