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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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