Curated by John Neff
June 20th, 2021 - July, 18th 2021
Opening Reception: June 20th, 2021, 6 – 9 PM
In 2020, Candor Arts, Chicago, published Papi, a comprehensive survey of artist Oli Rodriguez’s long-term multimedia work The Papi Project (2010-20). A cornerstone of Rodriguez’s practice for over a decade, The Papi Project documented histories of HIV/AIDS in Chicago, digital technology’s effects on queer sex culture, and shifting definitions of family over the past forty years. In the current exhibition at Iceberg Projects, the artist -- working with curator John Neff and gallery Assistant Director Maggie Wong -- will celebrate the release of Papi in the context of an archival exhibition looking back at past presentations of The Papi Project.
Limited editioned books will be available for purchase at the opening and by request via email.
Cases are way down in Chicago, and we are all aware that COVID rules have changed. Please consider these precautions before attending our gathering.
‧ When you arrive, sign our guest book with your contact info for contact tracing purposes.
‧ Allow for people to socially distance themselves and limit the number of people inside of the gallery.
‧ It is expected that everyone coming to the event will be vaccinated; however, you may be asked to show a negative PCR COVID test within 72 hours after the event if you are not vaccinated.
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