2014 Project-Based Artist in Residence — The Tea Project
Aaron Hughes | Poetry Despite/Music Despite Eternal War Requiem
June 4 @ 5:00 pm - July 17 @ 9:00 pm
In 2019, following the 100th anniversary of the first Armistice Day and the end of World War One on November 11th, 1918, Aaron Hughes created a multi-media exhibit that explores our current state of endless war and historical antecedents.
Aaron Hughes is an artist, curator, organizer, teacher, anti-war activist, and Iraq War veteran living in Chicago. He works collaboratively in diverse spaces and media to create meaning out of personal and collective trauma, deconstruct and transform systems of oppression, and seek liberation. Working through an interdisciplinary practice rooted in drawing and printmaking, Hughes develops projects that deconstruct militarism and related institutions of dehumanization. These projects often utilize popular research strategies, experiment with forms of direct democracy, and operate in solidarity with the people most impacted by structural violence.