The Freedom Principle at the MCA. It is up through November 22, and is the satellite show to the Luminary's The Marvelous Is Free.
The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now
links the vibrant legacy of the 1960s African American avant-garde to
current art and culture. It is occasioned in part by the fiftieth
anniversary of the founding of the Association for the Advancement of
Creative Musicians (AACM), a still-flourishing organization of Chicago
musicians whose interdisciplinary explorations expanded the boundaries
of jazz. Alongside visual arts collectives such as the African Commune
of Bad Relevant Artists (AfriCOBRA), the AACM was part of a deep
engagement with black cultural nationalism both in Chicago and around
the world during and after the civil rights era. Combining historical
materials with contemporary responses, The Freedom Principle illuminates the continued relevance of that engagement today.
More ad language, but I will make it to this in the next few weeks. I had the immeasurable pleasure of attending a slew of AACM shows in the early nineties when I first lived in Chicago. The truth is I am no reviewer or critic, so when I do go, all you will get is an anemic summation of my formless thoughts. That's cool, right?
I'll include soem pictures of clouds from the day, as well.