The Solar Shrine, Honorarium Grant Selection for Burning Man 2020/2021
From its early inception, architect and artist Antwane Lee designed The Solar Shrine as a pop-up Afrofuturistic structure inspired by Ancient Egypt and Nubian cosmologies – to provide spiritual healing spaces in Chicago’s underprivileged communities. In receiving a Burning Man 2020/2021 artist honorarium grant (and considering its 80k global audience) the initiative evolved to promote radical diversity and inclusivity; seeking to elevate Black culture and all disenfranchised peoples. The Solar Shrine will host performances and discussions around three central themes: Afrofuturism + House Music, Healing Justice, and Building Local Power. We believe by connecting to our past, discussing the present, and envisioning bold futures – a collective CAN disrupt the current Black narrative. With such exposure, this art installation is poised to be a part of change. What future will we create? Join us!