ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/show en-us 40 - DePaul Art Museum - September 11th - December 21st <p style="text-align: justify;">The Works Progress Administration gave federal financial support to a wide range of artistic projects during the Depression, from fiction to fine art.&nbsp; Printmaking supported by the WPA is perhaps the one of most enduring interest: the design of the program itself, the political climate, and the very nature of the medium together produced a distinctive approach to style and subject matter, impressive technical innovations, and a surprising degree of social fluidity among artists around issues of race and gender.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:35:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Sabina Ott - Chicago Cultural Center - August 30th - January 4th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Sabina Ott creates a site-specific installation of new works that creates a transformative psychic journey, turning three enormously windowed spaces overlooking Millennium Park into a mysterious and mystical hybrid environment. Suffering, fear, pleasure and transformation are evoked via the interaction with objects while sound and video play with material interpretations of text that describe transformational journeys, such as The World is Round by Gertrude Stein and Dante&rsquo;s The Divine Comedy.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:30:32 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon, Alexandro Segade - Gallery 400 - September 5th - October 18th <p class="p1">August 15, 2014&mdash;Chicago, IL&mdash; Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected</p> <p class="p1">in the Creative Impulse is an exhibition by My Barbarian collective who are artists Malik Gaines,</p> <p class="p1">Jade Gordon, and Alexandro Segade. Founded in Los Angeles in 2000, My Barbarian</p> <p class="p1">combines elements of theater and visual art to create interdisciplinary works in video, music,</p> <p class="p1">performance, drawing, and sculpture. Their solo exhibition at Gallery 400 includes a live</p> <p class="p1">staging of the group&rsquo;s interpretation of Bertolt Brecht&rsquo;s 1932 play, The Mother, and a</p> <p class="p1">video, Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the Creative</p> <p class="p1">Impulse (2013). Hand-made masks and drawings associated with this performance will activate</p> <p class="p1">the gallery space for the show's duration.</p> <p class="p1">In their adaptation of The Mother, My Barbarian tells the story of a working-class mother who</p> <p class="p1">becomes increasingly radicalized on the eve of the Bolshevik Revolution. While looking at the</p> <p class="p1">role of the woman as a mother, worker, and revolutionary in the modern world, the play</p> <p class="p1">considers the role of art within capitalist constraints and promotes the critical roles artists can</p> <p class="p1">perform. The video Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the Creative</p> <p class="p1">Impulse (2013), stages playful scenarios that convey both continuity and change in feminist,</p> <p class="p1">conceptual artistic, and familial projects as they move through generations. In a series of</p> <p class="p1">interconnected "short films," Gaines, Gordon, and Segade perform with their own mothers as</p> <p class="p1">well as influential artists Eleanor Antin and Mary Kelly, enacting a personal and political</p> <p class="p1">matrilineage.</p> <p class="p2">This multifaceted exhibit explores historical and contemporary interests in feminism, the</p> <p class="p2">symbolism of motherhood and love, as well as My Barbarian&rsquo;s own experiences as children,</p> <p class="p2">parents, and workers. The title of the exhibition borrows from the post- World War II document</p> <p class="p2">the &ldquo;Universal Declaration of Human Rights,&rdquo; (co-authored by Eleanor Roosevelt) which was</p> <p class="p2">the first expression of global human rights and Melanie Klein&rsquo;s 1929 essay &ldquo;Infantile Anxiety</p> <p class="p2">Situations Reflected in a Work of Art and the Creative Impulse,&rdquo; which investigated the way</p> <p class="p2">children relate to their mothers through objects and play. Utilizing camp humor, fantasy, and</p> <p class="p2">jarring aesthetic juxtapositions, My Barbarian brings a playful yet critical eye to their</p> <p class="p2">investigation of serious artistic, social, and political issues.</p> <p class="p2">Related Programs:</p> <p class="p1">Friday September 5, 5:00pm-8:00pm - Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations</p> <p class="p1">Reflected in the Creative Impulse opening reception + Performance by Malik Gaines at</p> <p class="p1">6:30pm</p> <p class="p1">Friday September 19, 7:00-9:00pm &ndash; My Barbarian Performance: An adaptation of Berthold</p> <p class="p1">Brecht's The Mother</p> <p class="p1">Saturday September 20, 3:00p-5:00pm &ndash; My Barbarian Performance: An adaptation of</p> <p class="p1">Berthold Brecht's The Mother</p> <p class="p1">Wednesday October 8, 7:00pm-9:00pm &ndash; Chicago Filmmakers Screening: Half Suffocated</p> <p class="p1">Saturday October 11, 4-6pm &ndash; Film Screening and performance: A Feminist Perspective on</p> <p class="p1">Gun Violence in Chicago featuring work by Lonnie Edwards, Michael Paulucci, Cheryl</p> <p class="p1">Pope and young poets</p> <p class="p1">Saturday October 18 2:00pm-4:00pm &ndash; Mothernism Panel featuring Elise Archias, Lise</p> <p class="p1">Haller Baggesen Ross and Hamza Walker</p> <p class="p2">Tours:</p> <p class="p1">Gallery 400 offers guided tours for groups of all ages. Tours are free of charge but require</p> <p class="p1">reservation. Please complete our online form (accessible at gallery400.uic.edu/visit/tours) to</p> <p class="p2">schedule a tour of Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the</p> <p class="p1">Creative Impulse. For more information, or to discuss the specific needs and interests of your</p> <p class="p1">group, please contact us at 312 996 6114 or gallery400@uic.edu.</p> <p class="p1">Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the Creative Impulse is</p> <p class="p1">supported by the School of Art &amp; Art History, the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts,</p> <p class="p1">University of Illinois at Chicago and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. The</p> <p class="p1">Daryl Gerber Stokols and Jeff Stokols Voices Series Fund provides general support to Gallery</p> <p class="p1">400. Support for the opening reception provided by Lagunitas Brewing Company and Dark</p> <p class="p1">Horse Wine.</p> <p class="p1">***</p> <p class="p1">Founded in 1983, Gallery 400 is one of the nation's most vibrant university galleries,</p> <p class="p1">showcasing work at the leading edge of contemporary art, architecture, and design. The</p> <p class="p1">Gallery's program of exhibitions, lectures, film and video screenings, and performances</p> <p class="p1">features interdisciplinary and experimental practices. Operating within the School of Art and Art</p> <p class="p1">History in the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts at the University of Illinois at</p> <p class="p1">Chicago (UIC), Gallery 400 endeavors to make the arts and its practitioners accessible to a</p> <p class="p1">broad spectrum of the public and to cultivate a variety of cultural and intellectual perspectives.</p> <p class="p1">Gallery 400 is recognized for its support of the creation of new work, the diversity of its</p> <p class="p1">programs and participants, and the development of experimental models for multidisciplinary</p> <p class="p1">exhibition.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:46:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Eliza Myrie, Daniel Giles - Roots & Culture - September 12th - October 18th <p style="text-align: justify;">Using drawing, sculpture, photography, video and performance; Daniel Giles and Eliza Myrie engage in the study of the historical narratives two distinct cultural objects. go/figure features works that enact material processes as acts of translation and research. Giles and Myrie deconstruct and re-picture objects whose mythologies and representations invoke discrepancies of value, labor and points of origin.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:18:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Mickalene Thomas - Kavi Gupta Gallery - September 19th - November 15th <p style="text-align: justify;">Mickalene Thomas&rsquo; first solo exhibition, I was born to do great things, at Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago will continue her explorations of her mother and muse, Sandra Bush. Following her film Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman (2012), the exhibition acts as a portrait of the artist&rsquo;s mother through her belongings. Taking the form of a domestic installation, Thomas will exhibit a series of bronze works cast from these personal items. Carrying great significance to both her mother and herself, these articles of clothing and jewelry are destroyed through this process of casting and are preserved and transformed into highly finished objects of nostalgia and memory.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:08:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Glenn Kaino - Kavi Gupta Chicago - Elizabeth Street - September 19th - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">Glenn Kaino&rsquo;s first solo exhibition at Kavi Gupta, Leviathan, continues his engagement with cultural upheaval and takes inspiration from the physical and ephemeral marks and objects left behind in sites of cultural riots and conflicts. Using debris from specific sites where conflict has done away with urban landscape or reduced it to ruins, Kaino presents a series of sculptural works that engage and transform this material into an archeological survey of contemporary cultural conflict. By highlighting the ongoing and circular destruction of society and its structures, these works emphasize a poetic and empathetic response to the consistent transformation of subjects, places and conditions of life under social change.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:58:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Nayland Blake, Claire Pentecost - Iceberg Projects - September 13th - October 11th <p style="text-align: justify;">Iceberg Projects is proud to present&nbsp;Polypersephony, a two-person exhibition featuring new works investigating concepts of underground by Claire Pentecost and Nayland Blake.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:49:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Dominick Di Meo - Corbett vs. Dempsey - September 5th - October 11th Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:33:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Eugene Von Bruenchenhein - Carl Hammer Gallery - September 5th - October 25th Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:25:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list