Do Not Resist? Opening Reception @ Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago [12 January]

Do Not Resist? Opening Reception

18:00 - 21:30

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Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N Milwaukee Ave, Fl 2nd, Chicago, Illinois 60618
Do Not Resist? 100 Years of Chicago Police Violence is a community-based, artist-led, visual project and exhibition, curated by a team of artists within For the People Artists Collective.

The exhibition will allow audience members to engage with Chicago’s history of police violence in order to better understand what led to our present circumstances. The exhibition will invite viewers to imagine a future without policing, serving as a space in which we can envision new structures for community safety that are not reliant on police and prisons.

This month-long, city-wide exhibition will take place at the Hairpin Arts Center and Art In These Times in Logan Square, Uri-Eichen Gallery in Pilsen, and Roman Susan Gallery in Rogers Park. The exhibition will be paired with teach-ins, workshops, performances, and panels on the topic of policing, challenging state violence, exploring abolition, and community healing.


Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N. Milwaukee Ave.
2nd Floor

6PM: Doors Open

6:45PM: Performances by Arewa Karen (Pierre Loury’s Great Aunt), Martinez Sutton (Rekia Boyd's brother) and Kuumba Lynx

7:30PM: Opening Panel and Discussion, featuring Ricardo Levins Morales (Minneapolis-based movement artist & organizer), Andrea Ritchie (Invisible No More author), and Bria Royal (People's Response Team and For the People Artists Collective). Moderated by Page May (Assata's Daughters)

wheelchair-accessible ○ gender-neutral bathrooms ○ seating available ○ close to public transit ○ free to the public

Light snacks and drinks provided

Monica Trinidad, Sarah-Ji Rhee, Ruby Pinto, Deb Kim and Serena Hodges of For the People Artists Collective

Ruby Pinto & Arella Vargas — K Rodriguez — Tita Thomas — Tesh Silver — Monica Trinidad — Johannil Napoleon — Deb Kim & Kristina Tendilla — Hoda Katebi & Mary Zerkel — Jireh L Drake — Sarah-Ji — Emory Douglas — Ricardo Levins Morales — Aisha Oxley — Rebel Betty — Ari Mejia — Asha Edwards — Ava Mohtashemi — C.R. Cooper — Carla Nicol Argueta (also at Roman Susan) — Chicago Torture Justice Memorials — Clandestino — Crystal Dunn — Darien Wendell — Dawn Liddicoatt — Eric Garcia — Grace Needlman — Lauren Victoria — Marten Katze — Nicole Marroquin — Rachel Wallis — Raven Wells — Salome Chasnoff & Meredith Zielke — Terry Rudd — Zitali Yunuhem — Joanna Booth — Kelly Hayes


1. Hairpin Arts Center
01.12.2018 thru 02.10.18
Exhibition will open for viewing 1 hour before, during, and 1 hour after events. Email [email protected] for setting up daytime group tours.

The Hairpin Arts Center will be the main site of our multi-site exhibition, featuring over 30 pieces highlighting incident of Chicago police violence from 1917 until present-day (2017), a “Hall of Resistance” featuring the photography work of Sarah-Ji, and a dedicated, meditative space installed by artist Zitali Yunuhem.

2. Roman Susan
01.13.18 thru 02.03.18
Visit for gallery hours
Opening Reception:

Roman Susan Gallery will be a satellite exhibit space as part of our multi-site exhibition. The space will emphasize reflection and remembrance as praxis in our day-to-day spadework of organizing and activism against police and state violence. As we highlight a time-based remembrance of incidents and historical moments, we pause to commit to memory the fleeting lives of the individuals lost to Chicago police violence.

— Not wheelchair accessible (3-4 steps down)
Gender-neutral bathroom
Close to public transit (Red Line — Loyola, #36, #147, 155)

3. Uri-Eichen Gallery
01.19.18 thru 02.02.18
Please call (312) 852-7717 for an appointment outside of event times.
Opening Reception:

Uri-Eichen Gallery will be a satellite exhibit space as part of our multi-site exhibition. Over the years, various reports and commissions have documented the violence the Chicago Police Department has wrought on the citizens of Chicago. The images show in this exhibition, all solo work by long-time civil rights attorney and photographer Larry Redmond, show Chicago fighting back.

Exhibiting Artist: Larry Redmond

— Not wheelchair accessible (1-2 small steps up)
— Gender-neutral bathroom
— Close to public transit (#8, #18, #62)

4. Art In These Times
01.20.18 thru 02.09.18
Exhibition hours M-F 9-5 CST / Email [email protected] for group tour requests or after hour appointments.

Art In These Times will be a satellite exhibit space as part of our multi-site exhibition. Housed within the walls of In These Times, an independent, non-profit magazine dedicated to advancing democracy and economic justice since 1976, the space will focus on themes of historical reporting and data on police violence as pedagogy, and as a tool for uncovering a long legacy of Chicago police violence.

Exhibiting Artists: Invisible Institute — Theresa Campagna — Kelly Hayes

— Not wheelchair accessible (2nd floor, steep flight of stairs)
— Gender-neutral bathrooms
— Close to public transit (Blue Line — Western, #49, #56, #73)


This exhibition is made possible thanks to the Propeller Fund and Crossroads Fund!

Organizational Sponsors include People's Law Office, National Lawyers Guild of Chicago, People's Response Team, American Friends Service Committee--Chicago, Love & Protect, Prison and Neighborhood Arts Project, Uptown People's Law Center, Arab American Action Network, and Northeastern Illinois University.

We'd also like to thank our Artist Advisory Panel members William Estrada and Vita Cleveland for their intentional and diligent work in choosing the artists works featured in this exhibition. <3



If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at [email protected], or send us a message.

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