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On Violence and Empowerment

By Luis SahagunMarcela Torres


Two artists participating in our In Progress series, Luis Sahagun and Marcela Torres, interviewed each other about their respective art practices and addressed how violence has influenced their lives and their art.

In Progress is a new series of MCA public programs offering visitors a glimpse into the working practices of artists. Marcela's performance took place on March 20, but you can still catch Luis as he workshops his piece Pain is Our North Star on April 10 at 6 pm in the Commons.


On a chilly day in Chicago, Luis filmed a conversation with Marcela about boxing, bruises, and her art practice.


Marcela then filmed Luis as they discussed gang violence, colonizers, and empowering youth.

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