Get an exclusive look at the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial exhibition RAISIN.
A video still from Supernova (2015) by Matters of Gravity
As the adage goes, “There’s no place like home.” But what is home, really? RAISIN, a thought-provoking exhibition in the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial (themed The Available City) offers both local and international perspectives of the concept. Exploring themes from Lorraine Hansberry’s iconic 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun, exhibit curator Asha Iman Veal collaborated with a roster of multidisciplinary artists whose pieces touch on residential segregation, migration politics and heteronormative domesticity. Says artist Nushin Yazdani, “For some, a place will never feel like home because racism, hetero- and cissexism, or capitalism prevent it.” Chicago-based artist Unyimeabasi Udoh agrees, adding, “There’s often a great deal of assumptions, especially in cities as heavily segregated as Chicago, about the relationship between where people live, what they own and who they are, and I’m interested in investigating and complicating those narratives.” Through Dec. 18, 6018|North, 6018 N. Kenmore Ave., 6018north.org, chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org