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Talk: Surveillance and Black Activism

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL, 60611 United States (map)

**Tickets on sale to MCA Members on October 2 at noon. Tickets on sale to the general public on October 3 at noon.**

In 2017, a leaked FBI report identified “Black Identity Extremists” as a security threat, indicating an uptick in surveillance of black activist organizations. In relationship to the exhibition "Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power," a group of artists and activists consider the state of contemporary activism and public speech, as well as the implications of government surveillance.

MCA Talks highlight cutting-edge thinking and contemporary art practices across disciplines and are organized by Curator January Parkos Arnall and Assistant Curator Christy LeMaster, with the Performance and Public Practice team.

Event hosted by Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Earlier Event: September 5
Lake Michigan Ecology II