Sandy Williams' 40 Acres Exhibit

"40 ACRES: Chimborazo Park" A performance by Sandy Williams IV


May 21
Chimborazo Park
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Sandy Williams IV's skywriting performance 40 ACRES: Chimborazo Park will begin at 3:00 pm.

You are invited to 40 ACRES: Chimborazo Park, a skywriting performance by Sandy Williams, IV, assistant professor of sculpture. A skywriter will trace the dimensions of a 40-acre plot above Chimborazo Park above to place a sharp focus on the Freedman community that existed in this area. The poetics of the skywriting serve as a reminder of that unfulfilled promise of reparations. It is a public acknowledgment that will be briefly visible for miles and a physical metaphor for the ways in which the legend of reparations, "40 Acres and a Mule," still holds an invisible presence in our atmosphere. The visual presence of things might disappear, but the memory is kept alive in the stories that we remember and pass down. This performance is part of an upcoming exhibition with 1708 and their long-term work, "The 40 Acres Archive."

Style Weekly's Art & Culture Pick, 40 ACRES: Chimborazo Park

This event is free and open to the public.

Reserved rain dates to be confirmed the week of:

  • Friday, May 20, 2022 (5-7 p.m.)
  • Sunday, May 22, 2022 (2-4 p.m.)