Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
3 new exhibitions at Wrightwood 659: Kongkee: Warring States Cyberpunk, Shahidul Alam: Singed But Not Burnt, and Patric McCoy: Take My Picture
Alphawood Exhibitions at Wrightwood 659 is honored to host three eclectic exhibitions Kongkee: Warring States Cyberpunk, a luminous electronic art installation combining ancient poetry and modern anime, Shahidul Alam: Singed But Not Burnt, exhibition of renowned Bangladeshi photographer, writer, and human rights activist and Patric McCoy: Take My Picture, an exhibition of poignant images provides a rich document of 1980s Black Gay Chicago, from April 14-July 15, 2023. Admission for all three exhibitions is $15 and available online only at https://tickets.wrightwood659.org/events.
Kongkee: Warring States Cyberpunk features the work of London-based Chinese artist and animation director Kong Khong-chang, known as Kongkee. Through multi-screen videos, wall projections, neon installations, vibrant graphic works, narrative texts, and ancient Chinese objects, the exhibition tells the story of legendary poet Qu Yuan, who lived during the Warring States Period (c. 481-221 BCE), as his soul journeys from the ancient Chu Kingdom to a retro-futuristic Asia where he is reborn as an android in a psychedelic cyberpunk landscape.
Shahidul Alam: Singed But Not Burnt, is the most comprehensive U.S. survey of the work of Shahidul Alam, renowned Bangladeshi photographer, writer, activist, institution-builder, and a Time magazine Person of the Year in 2018. With more than 80 black-and-white and color images, Singed But Not Burnt presents the breadth of Alam’s practice and impact throughout his four-decade career.
Patric McCoy: Take My Picture features a selection of 50 striking photographic portrayals of gay Black men taken on the streets of Chicago in the 1980s. These photographs were shot by Patric McCoy, Chicago native, retired environmental scientist, and noted collector of African American art, who traveled around Chicago, often on his bike, always with his camera.