In 1968, Chicago made headlines for the ferocity of its police response to protesters at the Democratic National Convention, prompting outrage in the art world. Some artists pulled their shows from the city and called for a boycott until the mayor left office. But others responded artistically, creating new works and even full exhibitions in reaction to the political and social issues raised by the summer s events.
Despite the city's sometimes notorious political and social history, art practices that challenge authority have thrived in Chicago.
Art Against the Law
University of Chicago Press
Chicago Social Practice History
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