Nicole Marroquin and Andres L. Hernandez: Historical F(r)ictions

February 18–May 7, 2017

Chicago Cultural Center, Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor South

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Historical F(r)ictions: Imagining Public Archives of Contested Chicago(click on image to enlarge)


By critically engaging with archival materials and living testimonies, Nicole Marroquin and Andres L. Hernandez rewrite two narratives of citizen struggle in Chicago: student walkouts on the Lower West Side between 1968-1973, and resident-led protests at the Cabrini-Green housing development in spring 1981. The artists transform the galleries into a suite of active public archives and invite participants to interpret the recent past in order to re-imagine solutions to the crises of our historic present.


Public Programs

Printing workshop by artists Nicole Marroquin and Andres L. Hernandez

February 25, 10am–6pm

Part of the Chicago Cultural Center Exhibition Open House


Artists’ Talk: Nicole Marroquin and Andres L. Hernandez discuss their exhibition, Historical F(r)ictions

Saturday, April 15, 3:30–5:30pm

Millennium Park Room, 5th Floor South



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