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Remaking the Exceptional

Tea, Torture, and Reparations | Chicago to Guantánamo

Accompanying an exhibition curated by artists Ginsburg and Hughes, this book brings together artwork and writing by torture survivors, artists, and scholars.
Since 2009, Chicago-based artists Amber Ginsburg and Aaron Hughes have collaborated on the “Tea Project,” an ongoing series of tea ceremony performances and installations inspired by the elaborate etchings made on Styrofoam teacups by detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Produced to accompany the 2022 exhibition curated by Ginsburg and Hughes at DePaul Art Museum, Remaking the Exceptional: Tracing Torture, Justice, and Reparations brings together artworks by former and current detainees from Chicago and abroad, new works by contemporary artists and collectives, and texts by leading scholars working at the intersection of aesthetics and politics.

352 pages | 75 color plates, 2 tables, 1 map | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2

Art: American Art, Art--General Studies

Political Science: Race and Politics

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