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Chicago House Party with DJ Terry Hunter

Theaster Gates, House Heads Liberation Training

Chicago House Party with DJ Terry Hunter

July 20, 2016, 8 pm – midnight
Walker Court, Art Gallery of Ontario

Join Chicago-based DJ Terry Hunter for a house party in Walker Court to celebrate the opening of Theaster Gates: How to Build a House Museum, a wide-ranging and experimental interrogation of the house museum – its legacy as monument, as historical narrative, as racial achievement and as a site of freedom. Organized as a series of symbolic houses dedicated to George Black, W. E. B. Du Bois, Frankie Knuckles and Muddy Waters, among others, the exhibition will use music, dance, signage, video, artworks and archival documents – many related to the Black and queer experience – to explore how and what museums communicate.

Born and raised in Chicago, Terry Hunter built a following by DJing at neighbourhood and high school parties, then went on to play several seminal Chicago clubs and parties. In 1990, as the Chicago house music sound was exploding internationally, Terry produced his first release, “Madness”, which became an underground hit. While continuing to DJ in Chicago and beyond, he honed serious production skills, contributing his talents to remixes for top artists, including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, and Mary J. Blige. To develop the next generation of house music talent, Terry launched his own label, T’s Box Records, in 2004. In 2006, he became the first new member of Chicago’s Chosen Few DJs in nearly 30 years. In 2013, he released “We Are One: A Movement for Life”, a contemporary ‘message record’ that speaks to the violence impacting Chicago communities. 

Public programs supported by

  • The United States Consulate General in Toronto, Canada
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