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For more than 13 years, Tri­cia Van Eck cu­rated exhibition­s at the Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary

Art Chicago, un­til she gave up her job to set up a non-profit art project. She‘d al­ready bought a di­lap­i­dated man­sion in Edge­wa­ter, an area in the north of the city dom­i­nated by six gangs.

Her aim is to give artists a plat­form and to bring to­gether dif­fer­ent artis­tic dis­ci­plines at the man­sion, such as mu­sic, lit­er­a­ture, the fine arts, dance and theatre. A num­ber of tem­po­rary events also take place at the house, in which Van Eck some­times in­volves the local com­mu­nity. ‘With this place, I want to make art more ex­pres­sive, alive and un­der­stand­able,’ she ex­plains. ‘Peo­ple from all kinds of dif­fer­ent so­cial back­grounds can meet here and ex­change views.’

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