A new exhibition at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art examines the intersection of art and social justice movements. The showcase highlights art and activism resulting from the migration of Puerto Ricans to the contiguous United States, centering Chicago in the narrative.
Reset speaks with artists, a historian and the curator of the exhibition to learn more about the relationship between Chicago and the Puerto Rican diaspora.
GUESTS: Carla Acevedo-Yates, curator of entre horizontes: Art and Activism Between Chicago and Puerto Rico; Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Bibiana Suárez, artist and professor of art in the Department of Art, Media and Design at DePaul University
Edra Soto, artist and co-director of The Franklin
Mérida M. Rúa, professor of Latina and Latino studies at Northwestern University, author of A Grounded Identidad: Making New Lives in Chicago’s Puerto Rican Neighborhoods