Daniel Tucker is an artist, writer, and organizer who develops documentaries, publications, and events inspired by his interest in social movements and the people and places from which they emerge. His writings and lectures on the intersections of art and politics and his collaborative art projects have been published and presented widely. He earned his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and collaborates on the Never The Same curatorial and archive project with Rebecca Zorach. Tucker is an Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Manager in Social and Studio Practices at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. In 2015, Tucker received a Center grant to present Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements, an exhibition and event series of contemporary art responding to archival materials and poetry relating to the history of white southerners who migrated to northern cities in the 1960s and 70s and organized cross-racial social movements.
Artist, writer, and organizer Daniel Tucker presented an exhibition and event series that invited contemporary artists to respond to archival materials and poetry relating to the history of white southerners who migrated to northern cities in the 1960s and 70s and organized cross-racial social movements. The project addressed historical and contemporary questions of equity, justice, and race relations through a variety of activities. The exhibition at the Kelly Writers House included work by printmakers Dan S. Wang and Matt Neff, designers Dave Pabellon and Rosten Woo, and critical artists Mary Patten and Robby Herbst who brought the archival material into a dialogue with concerns of the present. A performance event offered embodied interpretations by artists like Thomas Graves of the theater collective Rude Mechs, as well as verbally-oriented interpretations by Salem Collo-Julin and Rashayla Marie Brown.
Following its Philadelphia presentation, Organize Your Own travels to Chicago for an exhibition and event series at The Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery at Columbia College, March 3-April 9, 2016.
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