Media

The Freedom Principle

Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now

Press images

Stan Douglas, Hors-champs, 1992
Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York
A monochrome close up image of Stan Douglas playing his trumpet.
Stan Douglas, Video still, Hors-champs, 1992
Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York
Wadsworth Jarell, New Orleans-style group photo in painter Wadsworth Jarrell’s backyard c. 1968/printed 2015
Courtesy of George Lewis
Art Ensemble of Chicago performance at MCA Chicago, 1979
Anthony Braxton, Falling River Music (363h), 2004-present
Courtesy of Anthony Braxton and the Tri-Centric Foundation
Anthony Braxton, Falling River Music (363h), 2005-present
Courtesy of the artist
Wadsworth Jarrell, Revolutionary, 1972
Courtesy of the artist
Anthony Braxton, Falling River Music (368d), 2004-present
Courtesy of Anthony Braxton and the Tri-Centric Foundation
Anthony Braxton, Falling River Music (367c), 2004-present
Courtesy of Anthony Braxton and the Tri-Centric Foundation
Nick Cave, Speak Louder, 2011
Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photo: James Prinz Photography
Robert Abbott Sengstacke, Wall of Respect, 1967
Photo by Robert Abbott Sengstacke/Getty Images. Courtesy of the artist
Gerald Williams, Nation Time, 1969
Johnson Publishing Company (Chicago). Photo: Geoffrey Black/Johnson Publishing Company
Jamal Cyrus, The Dowling Street Martyr Brigade - Towards a Walk in the Sun, Pride Catalog #2235, 2005
Courtesy of the artist and Inman Gallery, Houston. Photo: Rick Wells
Wadsworth Jarrell, AACM, 1994
Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Adgar Cowans
Jeff Donaldson, Jampact and Jelly Tite (For Jamila), 1988
Photo: Mark Gulezian, Quicksilver Photographers
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015. Work shown: Stan Douglas, Hors-champs, 1992
Courtesy of the artist, David Zwirner New York/London, and Victoria Miro, London. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
A series of colorful banners with text hang along the ceiling of the MCA for 'The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Arts and Music' exhibition.
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015. Work shown: Renée Green, Space Poem #3 (Media Bicho), 2012
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
The words "Me" and "We" are stacked above one another to form a square design. The "We" is illuminated in a white light.
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015. Glenn Ligon, Give us a Poem, 2007
The Studio Museum in Harlem, gift of the artist. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015. Works shown: Jae Jarrell, Brothers Surrounding Sis, 1970 (left) and Gent’s Great Coat, 1973 (right)
Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015. Work shown: Renée Green, Space Poem #3 (Media Bicho), 2012
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015. Work shown: Art Ensemble of Chicago (detail)
Courtesy of Roscoe Mitchell. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015. Work shown: Art Ensemble of Chicago (detail)
Courtesy of Roscoe Mitchell. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015. Work shown: Art Ensemble of Chicago (detail)
Courtesy of Roscoe Mitchell. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015. Work shown: Terry Adkins, Native Son (Circus), 2006-2015
Courtesy of The Estate of Terry Adkins, Salon 94, New York. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015. Work shown: Douglas R. Ewart, George Lewis & Douglas Repetto. Rio Negro II, 2007/2015
Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015. Work shown: Nari Ward, We The People, 2011
In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015. Work shown: Rashid Johnson, Roscoe’s Target, 2014
Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015. Work shown: Art Ensemble of Chicago Banner and various instruments
Courtesy of Roscoe Mitchell. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015. Work shown: Lili Reynaud-Dewar, “La Grande Oreille” (from eye to ear to ass to memory and back), 2015
Courtesy the artist and C L E A R I N G, New York/Brussels. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015. Work shown: Douglas R. Ewart, George Lewis & Douglas Repetto, Rio Negro II, 2007/2015
Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015. Work shown: Lisa Alvarado, Represencing, 2011
Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015. Work shown: Lili Reynaud-Dewar, “La Grande Oreille” (from eye to ear to ass to memory and back), 2015
Courtesy the artist and C L E A R I N G, New York/Brussels. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015. Work shown: Nelson Stevens, Towards Identity, 1970
Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Dr. James and Jetta Jones, 1999.940. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015. Work shown: Nick Cave, Speak Louder, 2011
Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015. Work shown: Lisa Alvarado, Traditional Object, 2013
Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, MCA Chicago. July 11-November 22, 2015. Work shown: Nari Ward, We The People, 2011
In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago