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Head to South Shore Cultural Center for a daylong exploration of Chicago's Black social dance legacy co-organized by Museum of Contemporary Art & Honey Pot Performance, featuring performances, panels, community archiving, and a public art installation. Coinciding with the career survey exhibition Gary Simmons: Public Enemy, a series of MCA programs activates Gary Simmons’s sculptural installation work, Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark. Inspired by the Black Ark—Lee “Scratch” Perry’s famous recording studio in Kingston, Jamaica, where he pioneered dub reggae—Simmons’s sculptural installation serves as a flexible stage for conversations, music, and performance.For this day-long celebration of Chicago’s social dance history, the piece is being temporarily installed under the glittering chandelier of the South Shore Cultural Center Dining Room to commemorate the importance of the neighborhood and the history of Black social culture in Chicago.

July 22, 2023 13:00
July 22, 2023 21:00
South Shore Cultural Center at 7059 S. South Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60649
Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark: A Celebration of Chicago’s Social Dance History


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