In relation to the closing term of the first black president, Beer Summit: How’s Harold? is a series of presentations that revisits artistic and fabricated images of Harold Washington created after his sudden death from a massive heart attack in the fall the 1987.
Cultural producers have already begun writing the first draft of the Obama era with dynamic Chicago based exhibitions and collections.
The Blacksidency and the Black Presidential Imaginary Was a conversation about Obama’s presidency in relation to popular cultural imagination of a Black President. This conversation featured artists Nazafarin Lotfi and Alberto Aguilar whose work was in the recent exhibition "The Barack Obama Presidential Library" at the Southside Hub of Production (SHoP) curated by Jorge Lucero. The conversation will compare cultural images with the ramification of Barack Obama’s presidency.