The Freedom Principle
Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now
Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now connects the vibrant legacy of jazz and experimental music of the 1960s—particularly within the African-American arts scene on the South Side of Chicago—to its influence on contemporary culture. The Freedom Principle combines historic materials with contemporary artistic responses to the rich heritage of the 1960s black avant-garde, which created a distinctive new language that blurred the boundaries between art, music and design. Curated by MCA curator (and Studio Museum alumna) Naomi Beckwith and Dieter Roelstraete, the exhibition will feature works from AACM founder Muhal Richard Abrams, AfriCOBRA cofounders Jeff Donaldson and Wadsworth Jarrell, along with contemporary artists such as our friends Nick Cave and Rashid Johnson. Don’t miss this show!