Chapel of Resistance
October 9, 2018 - March 5, 2019
Chapel of Resistance, 2016
Edgar Endress, Chris Rackley & Floating Lab Collective
On view October 2018 – March 2019
The Chapel of Resistance is a collaborative project by Edgar Endress, Chris Rackley, and the Floating Lab Collective. The project was first exhibited at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC during the Creative Time Summit in October 2016. It consists of twenty-two large plywood figures based on original drawings by Chris Rackley. The figures, which are grouped and layered, celebrate Pussy Riot, the Occupy Movement, Hong Kong’s umbrella protests, Black Lives Matter, and other uprisings and gestures of resistance from around the world. The primary visual strategy for the project combines contemporary representations of resistance with the compositions and forms used by Michelangelo in his Sistine Chapel frescos.