Local artists take on the criminal justice system in new exhibit




Present Tense, 2019, production still

The Chicago Sun Times writes an articles about Envisioning Justice: An Exhibition. Syd Stone writes: Seven artists will display their work Aug. 6 through Oct. 12 at the Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

"For video artist Kirsten Leenaars, “envisioning justice” is about building strong communities even in the face of incarceration. Leenaars created an immersive video experience that showcases community members from Circles & Ciphers, a Rogers Park-based restorative justice organization that uses hip-hop to help those affected by the prison system."

For full Chicago Sun Times article:


https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment-and-culture/2019/8/1/20748751/chicago-art-institute-criminal-justice-exhibit-illinois-humanities?fbclid=IwAR0y0HQcCr__jySHgiLKyqROPem4-W6yyY0EkNZ_-cw2LLEyVjY94JuoTPU


Exhibition info:

Envisioning Justice

When: Aug. 5-Oct. 12

Where: Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 33 S. State Street, seventh floor

Info: www.saic.edu/sullivan-galleries