MCA Hearts Chicago

Aaron Hughes, Tea Performance

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About

Aaron Hughes brings a performance and discussion that explores war, detention, love, and tea to the MCA Plaza. 

Tea Performances uses the space created when someone sits, sips, and reflects over a cup of tea to ask questions about one’s relationship to the world: a world filled with war and dehumanization; a world filled with beauty and love.

Limited to 25 participants, observers welcome.

About the Artist

Aaron Hughes is an artist, activist, organizer, teacher, and Iraq War veteran based in Chicago. His multidimensional creative practice operates in diverse spaces and media as he seeks out connections, poetics, and moments of beauty in order to construct narratives and meaning out of personal and collective traumas. Hughes uses these narratives in the development of projects that expose and deconstruct systems of oppression and dehumanization.

Hughes works collaboratively with a range of artists, veterans, activists, and art organizations and projects including Iraq Veterans Against the War, Justseeds Artist's Cooperative, National Veterans Art Museum, Warrior Writers, emerging Veteran Artists Movement, Dirty Canteen, and Prison & Neighborhood Arts Project.