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Galería / Галерея CHICAGO

Curator Tour and Reception: Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2pm

October 6 - November 26, 2017

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art and the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture present a collaborative exhibition, “GALLERY Chicago,” pairing artworks from UIMA’s permanent collection with works by contemporary artists involved in NMPRAC’s programming.

Art is a language that knows no nationality, and “GALLERY Chicago” will highlight one of the visual languages that artists of Ukrainian and Puerto Rican backgrounds share: abstraction. UIMA houses one of the most robust collections of Ukrainian Modernist abstraction from the 1950s-1970s, while NMPRAC is dedicated to the cutting edge practices of contemporary Puerto Rican artists living or working in Chicago.

In “GALLERY Chicago,” these artists of two vastly different generations and ethnic heritages envelop their unique experiences within their formalism. With UIMA in the West Town/Ukrainian Village neighborhood, and NMPRAC located next door in Humboldt Park, this exhibition is also a reflection of the Ukrainian and Puerto Rican communities’ cultural legacies as neighbors.

“GALLERY Chicago” will feature work by Javier Bosques, Ihor Dmytruk, Frances Gallardo, Jacques Hnizdovsky, Wasyl Kacurovsky, Peter Kolisnyk, Ronald Kostyniuk, Lialia Kuchma, Michael D. Mandziuk, Rafael Miranda Mattei, Konstantin Milonadis, Nora Maite Nieves, Josue Pellot, Aka Pereyma, Luis Rodríguez Rosario, Zilia Sanchez, Kristine Servia, Edra Soto, Mychajlo Urban, and Omar Velazquez.

Curated by Robin Dluzen, Stanislav Grezdo and Bianca Ortiz.

This program is a part of the Chicago Cultural Alliance’s Inherit Chicago. Inherit Chicago is a city wide festival of art, ideas and performance at neighborhood heritage museums and cultural centers. Head to InheritChicago.org for a full list of events!

Register here for the curator’s talk.

October 6 – November 26, 2017 at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
Curator Tour and Reception: Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2pm