Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th floor, October 4 – December 21
Reception: Friday, October 5, 4:30–8:00PM

 This exhibition of the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials Project (CTJM) presents a selection from more than 70 submitted proposals for how to memorialize reported cases of torture by Chicago Police. Over the last year CTJM has held a series of workshops, discussions, lectures, and exhibitions to share knowledge about this history and to consider how to memorialize more than 100 reported cases of torture. Responses to CTJM’s open call for proposals include a multitude of forms created by artists, architects, writers, educators, and justice seekers all over the world. By exhibiting and distributing these speculative monuments and art works, Opening the Black Box: The Charge is Torture seeks to honor the survivors of torture, their family members, and the affected African American communities, while amplifying the voices calling for justice.
This exhibition is made possible in part by support from The Propeller Fund and the Crossroads Fund.