ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Gina Litherland - Corbett vs. Dempsey - June 3rd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sat, 21 May 2016 16:18:03 +0000 Jimmy Wright - Corbett vs. Dempsey - June 3rd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sat, 21 May 2016 16:18:27 +0000 Josh Reames - Andrew Rafacz Gallery - June 4th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sat, 21 May 2016 16:15:04 +0000 Noel Morical - Andrew Rafacz Gallery - June 4th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sat, 21 May 2016 16:15:06 +0000 Johanna Billing - Kavi Gupta Chicago - Elizabeth Street - June 4th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM <div class="leftnav"> <h2 class="nomar" style="text-align: justify;"><em>Pulheim Jam Session</em></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">2015<br /> HD, 22:40 min, loop<br /> Photography by Sigrid Marie Luise Lange</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Pulheim Jam Session</em> takes place in Pulheim, a cluster of villages outside Cologne, with a prevalent car culture. Invited to the area by Stadtbild.Intervention in 2011, Billing took note of the very German love for cars and invited local residents to participate in a staged traffic jam in the countryside. The film shows the untrained actors passing the time eating, reading and listening to the radio in a kind of voluntary limbo. Interspersed with footage of an improvised musical performance by Swedish musician Edda Magnason on a grand piano in a nearby barn, the result is both a traffic jam and a jam session. <br /> <br /> Cinematography: Jan H&ouml;he (1st Camera operator), Julia Franken (2nd Camera operator), Kris Willner (3rd camera operator). Sound recordists: C.A. Ramirez, Ephraim Wegner. Sound editing, mixing and mastering: Henrik Sunbring, Helter Skelter, Stockholm. Video effects and colour grading: Swiss international, Bj&ouml;rn Jankes and Jon Wesstr&ouml;m. Digital mastering: Thomas Ahl&eacute;n, Filmtech, Sweden. Project coordinators: Angelika Schallenberg, Laura Dosis (Cultural Department of the City of Pulheim), Heike Ander (Academy of Media Arts Cologne). Artist&rsquo;s assistant: Lauren Brincat. Technical coordinator: Nadine H&uuml;bsch. Technical assistants: Carla Matthes, Claudia List. Still photography: Sigrid Marie Luise Lange, Lauren Brincat. Project organisation: Carola Steffen-Aufsfeld, Martina Mosebach (Cultural Department of the City of Pulheim). Volunteers: Chelina Sch&uuml;tz, Anna Bathe, Sarah Kuss, Yvonne Gro&szlig;terlinden, Norbert Aufsfeld. Grand piano: C. Bechstein Centrum K&ouml;ln, Piano Express. The film was produced by the Cultural Department of the City of Pulheim as part of the project series Stadtbild.Intervention in co-operation with the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and with the kind support of the regional cultural funds of Nordrhein-Westfalen, the Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Kultur- und Umweltstiftung (foundation for culture and environment) of the Kreissparkasse K&ouml;ln and nctm e l&rsquo;arte. Thanks to Volker Zander, Heike Ander and Angelika Schallenberg for making the project happen, Gabi Scardi for the support in completing the film, SWISS International, Bedow and Filmtech for generosity and finetuning Walter Decker, Peter Steger, the adjacent farmers and residents for their support and patience, Kaufland department store for the film permit, Bauhof der Stadt Pulheim, Bezirkregierung K&ouml;ln &ndash; Dezernat 48, represented by Dr. Jochen Link and Sonja Gericke, for their support as well as family Behr, Woltershof, and Ferdinand Schall for providing their barns.<br /> <br /> Special thanks to all the participants in the live event on 18&ndash;19 June 2011: Tina Albert, Josef Arzdorf, Gunda Bade, Susanne Bonenkamp, Christian Brand, Silke Brinkschr&ouml;der, Helmut Brogle, Brunhild Brogle, G&uuml;nter Buchholz, Christa Cirkel-Arenz, Alain Courtois, Deutsches Rotes Kreuz &ndash; Stadtverband Pulheim e.V., Herbert Dieker, Renate Eberhardt, Claudia Eikamp, Alina Eikamp, Laura Eikamp, Karin Engels, Anna E&szlig;er, Feuer- und Rettungswache Pulheim (aerial ladder), Uta Gareis, Michael Geweniger-Schubert, Meinrad Greif, Gerhard Groffik, Maria Groffik, Sandra Gruse, Stefanie Haarkamp, Wiltrud Heinen, Anita Henn, Martina Henn, Juta Herrmann, Horst Herrmann, Gerhild Hummel, Daniela Janusch, Ulla J&uuml;rgenson, Christine K&auml;mper, Andrea Kampf, Ilona Koepke, Birgit Kr&auml;mer, Katharina Kreutzer, Mischa Kuball, Rubens-Leon Kuball, Vincent-Levy Kuball, Ernst Kuballa (piano tuner), Ellen Liedtke, Regina Linden, Martin Luicke, Evelyn Meier, Reiner Marshall, Sander van der Meulen, Metello Migliore, Britta Mie&szlig;en, Sigrid Moerke, Peter M&uuml;ller, Giulia Nentwig, Waltraud Niemeyer, Margrit Nowak, Helga Reay-Young, Elisabeth Rehmann, Gabriele Reinicke, Michael Reinicke, Kurt Rex, Gabriele Rickus, Annelie R&ouml;hrig, Wolfgang M. R&ouml;hrig, Allyson Rose, Helmut Schauwinhold, Marina Sckerl, Werner Schierjott, Johannes Schmidt, Lisa Schmidt, Sylvia Schmitz-Verhnjak, Sabine Schubert, Ina Schumacher, Jana Sch&uuml;rb&uuml;scher, Dirk Springob (Rathaus Pulheim), Ursula Stadelmann, Petra Stahlberg, Sascha Stahlberg, B. Katerina Stanek, Peter Stanek, Heidemarie Sthamer-Derzbach, Tobias Stuntz, Margret Teschner, Valerio Virzi, Chris Werner, Janina Wesselow, Ralf Wesselow, Sarah Wesselow, Anne Wetzelaer, Dieter Wolf, Hiltrud Wossidlo and the dogs Dexter, Merlin and Sally.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div class="leftnav"> <h2 class="nomar" style="text-align: justify;"><em>I'm Lost Without Your Rhythm</em></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">2009<br /> HD, 13:29 min, loop</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Johanna Billing&rsquo;s <em>I&rsquo;m Lost Without Your Rhythm</em>, originally created for the Periferic 8 Biennial Of Contemporary Art in Iasi, Romania, highlights amateur Romanian dancers who are taking part in a live choreography workshop. Under Billing&rsquo;s instruction, the novice dancers perform a variety of movements inspired by renowned American choreographers Trisha Brown and Yvonne Rainer. By utilizing local participants and the city of Iasi, the project aims to uncover what contemporary choreography means today and in different cultural contexts. The film&rsquo;s soundtrack is centered around the song &ldquo;My Heart,&rdquo; a musical composition written by Swedish drum and vocal duo Wildbirds &amp; Peacedrums. <br /><br /> Choreography by: Anna Vnuk, Cinematography by: Manne Lindwall, Alexandru Grigoras, Johanna Billing, Sound by: Paul Gradinariu Still photographer: Lavinia German, Project coordinator: Alexandru Bounegru, Assistants at Casa Stuenţilor: Adrian Poroh and Elvys Sandu Prisecaru. Featuring: Bodnǎrescu Cristina, Denisa Pirţac, Florin Caracala, Sandra Prigoreanu, Laurenţiu Vasilache, Corneliu Laur, Bianca Buhǎ, Adrian Iacov, Oana Teodorescu, Monica Gavriluţǎ, Giana Mathaboya, Lucian S&icirc;rbu. <br /><br /> Live Musicians: Drums and percussion: Theodor Popescu, Piano: Paul Pintile
Marimba and percussion: Cristina Lupu. Additional soundtrack recording: &ldquo;My heart&rdquo; (originally written by Mariam Wallentin and performed by Wildbirds &amp; Peacedrums 2008) performed by Per Lager (drums, vocals) Andreas S&ouml;derstr&ouml;m (marimba, steeldrums, vocals), Pia P&aring;ltoft (vocals) Pernilla Axerup (vocals) Johanna Billing (vocals) Karl-Jonas Winqvist (vocals) produced by Johanna Billing, recorded and mixed by Tuomas Hakava, Up and Running studio, Stockholm. Mastered by Joachim Ekermann.<br /><br /> Produced in collaboration with Camden Arts Centre, London; Arnolfini, Bristol and Modern Art Oxford as part of the 3 Series: 3 artists, 3 spaces, 3 years, and in the frame of Periferic 8 - Art as Gift Biennial for Contemporary Art Iasi, Romania, organized by Vector Association with support from IASPIS, Sweden. <br /><br /> Thanks to the video department at University of Art "George Enescu&rdquo; for providing equipment, Theodor Popescu and the the National Opera in Iasi, Anticariatul Grumǎzescu, Adrian Căliman at Casa Stuenţilor, Alexandru and Mircea Ignat at Qusar Dance, Alexandru Bounegru, Matei Bejenaru, Dora Hegyi, Henry Moore Selder, Julian and Karl-Jonas Winqvist</p> </div> </div> Thu, 05 May 2016 16:43:36 +0000 Roger Brown, Catherine Sullivan, Katarzyna Wińska, Teatr Opera Buffa, Edie Fake, Barbara Kasten, Aay Preston-Myint, Nicholas Sullivan - Kavi Gupta Gallery - June 4th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Centered around performativity in visual arts &mdash; Gist &amp; Gesture includes paintings, objects, photographs and other projects that utilize dramatic techniques. Taking the position that depiction and artifice serve an important social function, the exhibition brings together artworks that use illusion to striking effect.</p> Thu, 05 May 2016 16:44:41 +0000 - Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts - University of Chicago - June 4th 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">A screening of Fire Escape Films&rsquo; best work in celebration of the organization&rsquo;s 20th anniversary.</p> <p dir="ltr">Free.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 May 2016 20:29:37 +0000 Ella and Pitr - Vertical Gallery - June 4th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p>Whimsical, innocent, hopeful, poignant, playful, funny, free and infectious. Vertical Gallery is proud to present the debut USA exhibition for Ella and Pitr, &ldquo;Le Silence Des Pantoufles Apr&egrave;s La Pluie&rdquo; (&ldquo;The Silence of the Slippers After the Rain&rdquo;), June 4-25, 2016. For 10 years, the French art duo has created a family of larger than life characters that resonate deeply with an ever-growing global audience. Much like their street work on parking lots, rooftops, school yards, and walls around the world, the impeccably drafted characters that inhabit their gallery work can barely be contained within the frame, bursting with life and love and purpose. &nbsp;</p> <p>They have received international recognition for their street art projects. Their huge characters &ndash; giants, humans or animals &ndash; usually asleep, are sometimes not visible from the ground. When the characters painted in these unusual places, it gives the impression that the walls and borders keep them stuck where they are. There street work can be found in France, Italy, Canada, Portugal, Chile, and soon in the USA in Chicago. Come join us for this special exhibition to explore the world through the eyes of Ella &amp; Pitr.</p> <p>Ella &amp; Pitr<br /> &ldquo;Le Silence Des Pantoufles Apr&egrave;s La Pluie&rdquo; (&ldquo;The Silence of the Slippers After the Rain&rdquo;)<br />June 4-25, 2016<br />Opening reception with artists Saturday, June 4, 6-10pm<br />Vertical Gallery, 1016 N Western Ave., Chicago</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 20:09:27 +0000