Dawit L. Petros, Istruzioni (Transits, Trajectories, Invisible Networks), Part III, 2021-2023. Courtesy of the artist.
Building on artist Dawit L. Petros‘s ongoing exploration of links between colonization, migration, and modernism related to Italy, East Africa (especially in Eritrea and Ethiopia), and North America, this solo exhibition examines the ways that colonialism and cultural memory are inscribed in the visual culture and built environment of Chicago. The exhibition also explores and interrogates the 1933 Century of Progress exhibition, particularly the Balbo monument. Photographs, films, sound installation, and screen prints are featured.