BIGGER THAN HEBRU BRANTLY? WHY MAX EMCAYS IS CHICAGO'S BIGGEST UNDERGROUND ARTIST
The mayor and Chicago's elite know him, do you? Unlike other renowned artists, Max differentiates himself because he’s a man of the people, and he’s using his once-in-a-generation talents to activate positive change.
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Pictured: Angela Yee holding art work from Max; Max and former Chicago mayor, Rahem Emmanuel; Max and Spike Lee; Steve Harvey holding art work from Max; and Max\ and Jesse Jackson.
HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PURPOSE?
I use art to activate humanism.
HOW DID YOU IDENTIFY YOUR PURPOSE?
I identified my purpose through my personal experiences.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON?
I recently wrote, directed and stared in a short film titled "JAIL". JAIL is about a community activist based in Chicago who fights corruption through restorative justice. Restorative justice is an approach to justice where one of the responses to a crime is to organize a meeting between the victim and the offender, sometimes with representatives of the wider community.
I am also dedicated to my Demand Justice is an Art Activism project. Demand Justice uses art as a vehicle to exercise civil liberties. The Demand for Justice is an all inclusive proclamation advocating for the rights of all.
The projects consists of a series of public pop-up exhibitions throughout Chicago. Pop-ups will last 5 to 45 mins. Some of the pop-ups will consist of a wide range of displays including performances, marches, picketing, vigils, etc.
PROJECTS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?
Never Forget Chicago. It's a social movement I founded to make sure Chicago never forgets the victims of the city's violence and the pain their loss leaves behind. You can follow Never Forget Chicago here.
HOW CAN SOMEONE FOLLOW YOU?
Social Link: @DemandJusticebyEmcays
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