"The Shwang Out" and "Tati's Butter Joint", curated by Take Some Leave Some - Links Hall Co-MISSION Curatorial Residency

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Take Some Leave Some will curate two immersive performance salons: Tati's Butter Joint is an immersive house party in a home in the Pullman neighborhood that includes performances, a live DJ, and food from local Black vendors.

Preceding Tati’s Butter Joint is The Shwang Out, an intimate, experimental gathering at Links Hall that gives "a-call-to-your-girlfriend-before-going-out" and "playing-in-your-grandmother's closet”. This is an offering to Black women in the community to commune with others in preparation for the “get down” at Tati’s. Both experiences will feature the works of four local and international Black women artists and create space for Black women to explore their relationship to joy, sexuality, spiritually, friendship, sisterhood, mothering, and belonging.


Constance Strickland | Performance Artist | Los Angeles, California

Alivia Blade | Visual & Installation Artist | Louisville, Kentucky

Oluwabukunmi Olukitibi | Dance Artist | Abuja, Nigeria

Alysha Monique | Vocalist | Chicago, IL

About the Co-MISSION Curators-In-Residence program:

Links Hall’s Co-MISSION Curators-In-Residence program supports independent, Chicago dance curators, producers, and social practice artists in presenting new and existing performance by their communities, for their communities. In collaboration with Links Hall and a local organization in their own Chicago neighborhoods, the 2022-2023 resident curators will invite artists from their communities to present new or existing performance work at both Links Hall and a neighborhood location. Projects include engaging community events outside of the formal theater environment. Residency awards include artist fees for curators and participating artists; direct funding for neighborhood-based partner organizations; and administrative support, rehearsal space, marketing, and technical production services.

About the community partner organization: PullmanArts // Block House Gallery

The Block House Gallery is the home of PullmanArts, bringing together arts & culture on Chicago's far south side. We believe that everyone deserves access to art, and that creators should be treated like family.

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Links Hall

3111 N. Western Ave. at Constellation
Chicago, IL 60618
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