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In Progress: Coriama Couture with Felicia Holman

Free (with admission)

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About

Coriama Couture presents her community forum sex KiKi. Drawing inspiration from current events and persistent cycles of racism, violence, and sexism as well as the MCA’s 1968 exhibition Violence! In Recent American Art, she asks participants to consider how the experience of pleasure can be a form of resistance. sex KiKi is a monthly pop-up forum rooted in activism that centers on the uplift of black queer/femme/trans identities. sex KiKi uses pleasure as a form of resistance—encouraging womyn and femmes to reclaim their pleasure through the arts, interpersonal relationships, and mentorship.

In Progress is a new MCA series of public programs that give visitors a glimpse into the working practices of artists. It highlights Chicago artists with a focus on live art happenings, discussions, workshops, and screenings that expose the behind-the-scenes labor of art making.

This series further positions the MCA as a platform for creative culture, providing a place for artists to test ideas and push their practices to new levels through audience engagement, and creating a forum for conversation and interaction in our new space, the Commons.

About the Artists

Coriama Couture is an artist, activator, and aesthetic consultant whose work is all about the ABC’S (art, beauty, culture, and sexuality). She aims to utilize the ABC’S as a means to create broader understandings of social justice, beauty sentiments, and liberation, and believes the ABC’S intersect and interact to make up the unique lens through which all of us experience life. Coriama is also the founder of sex KiKi, a sex-positive community forum that uses sex as a healing art with a purpose to dissect pleasure and desire through radical dialogue and activates a consent-centered culture.

Lifelong Chicagoan, artist, and Prince fan Felicia Holman creates, presents, and supports original interdisciplinary performance that engages the audience and inspires community. Holman is a cofounder of the Art Leaders of Color Network (ALCN) and Honey Pot Performance (HPP). She is also the communication director at Chicago's venerable Links Hall. In May 2017, Holman traveled to Manchester, England, and proudly presented on the life and legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson at the first Purple Reign Interdisciplinary Conference (coproduced by the University of Salford and Middle Tennessee State University). In June 2017, she coproduced the ALCN's monthlong P.O.W.E.R Project at Logan Square's Comfort Station. In July 2017, Holman joined the writing team for OpenTV-beta's latest pilot show Serial Dreamer (premiering 2018) and became a consortium member of the Chicago Dancemakers Forum. Felicia relishes her dynamic artrepreneurial life and sums it up in three words—creator, connector, and conduit.