Vaginal Davis: The White to be Angry
(The Art Institute of Chicago)
Davis’ breakthrough video work from 1999 audaciously pokes fun at the ways white supremacy permeates the political spectrum.
Opens February 1
Gordon Parks: This Land Is Your Land
(Rhona Hoffman Gallery)
Work dating from the 1940s through the 1960s by one of America’s greatest documentary photographers, focusing on the hope and heartbreak of African-American youth.
Through February 15
Return to the Everywhere
Presented in collaboration with WBEZ, the artists in this group exhibition mined the station’s archive for material; each work examines the tenuousness of objectivity in a “post-truth” era.
Through April 4
Very Fine on Both Sides
(Chicago Artists Coalition)
BOLT resident (and 2018 Newcity Art 50 artist) Latham Zearfoss uses sculpture, video and painting to pull apart the bogus false equivalences permeating current media and political discourse.
Through February 13
Jun Fujita: American Visionary
Fujita was the first Japanese-American photojournalist, and the work here includes images of some of the most famous moments of early twentieth-century Chicago history, alongside his poetry.
Through March 31