ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Group Show - DePaul Art Museum - May 29th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>LAURA KINA</strong> is a Vincent DePaul Associate Professor of Art, Media and Design and a member of the Global Asian Studies program at DePaul University. She is a studio artist and the coeditor and curator of <span style="text-decoration: underline;">War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art.</span> <br /> <br /> <strong>CAMILLA FOJAS</strong> is a Vincent DePaul Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies and a member of the Global Asian Studies program at DePaul University. She is the author of many books, including <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Pop Imperialism: Island Frontiers of the U.S. Imaginary.</span><br /> <br /> <strong>DEBRA YEPA-PAPPAN</strong> is a Jemez Pueblo and Korean artist based in Chicago. Her "digital pop" artwork portrays contemporary Native people and interrogates American Indian stereotypes. <br /> <br /> Born in 1983, the video artist <strong>CHRIS NAKA</strong> is a native of Chicago. His father is sansei (third-generation) and was born in the Manzanar Relocation Center, a Japanese American internment camp. His mother is a secular European American Jew. Naka earned his BFA in 2006 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Northwestern University in 2011. <br /> <br /> <em>This event is cosponsored by the Japanese American Service Committee, DePaul's Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity President's Diversity Series, and Latin American and Latino Studies.</em></p> Mon, 27 May 2013 15:03:02 +0000 - Gallery 400 - May 29th, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Inspired by the actions and tropes of the HALFLIFERS’ extensive body of work on video, <em>Loophole Limbo</em> delves deep into the archives of the Video Data Bank collection in order to expose, interrogate, and investigate the performative in artists’ video. Featuring work produced across every decade of video’s relatively short history, the investigation reveals that artists’ video is obsessed, alienated, and downright strange . . .</p> Sun, 19 May 2013 12:08:45 +0000 Doug Ischar - Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art - May 29th, 2013 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p>Chicago artist Doug Ischar gives a presentation about his work, sponsored by Northwestern's Department of Art Theory &amp; Practice.</p> Sun, 19 May 2013 12:54:33 +0000 - Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art - May 30th, 2013 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p align="center">Join us for the conference kickoff</p> <p align="center">Thursday, May 30, 4 pm<br /> <b><br /> </b>Welcoming Remarks<br /> Opening Plenary: “The Black Chicago Renaissance”<br /> Reception</p> <p><em><a href="" target="_blank"><br /> </a></em><br /> Black Arts Chicago: Moves and Movements explores African-American literature, music, theater, filmmaking, dance, and other art forms. Participants include scholars, students, artists, writers, performers, musicians, and filmmakers</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 14:49:39 +0000 David Lang - Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) - May 30th, 2013 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p><b>MCA Stage: ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) : <i>David Lang: The Whisper Opera</i></b></p> <p>Thursday &amp; Friday May 30 -31, 7:30pm</p> <p>Saturday June 1, 3pm &amp; 7:30pm &amp; Sunday June 2, 3pm</p> <p>Tickets $28, members $22, students $10</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>The <b>MCA Stage</b> presents <b>ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble)</b>, its ensemble-in-residence on May 30 – June 2, 2013, in the world premiere of <b>The Whisper Opera</b>, by American composer <b>David Lang</b>. The work was commissioned by ICE, with set design by Jim Findlay and features soprano and new music specialist Tony Arnold. The intimate 60-person audience is seated onstage, surrounding a set shrouded in white, translucent fabric. The opera text and stage environment convey themes of secrets, and the tension between what we hide and what we choose to reveal. The project is inspired by Lang’s visits to small opera houses in rural Italy. The performance is part of the MCA Stage’s ongoing new music celebration, called the <b>Composers Stage</b>, and marks the final concert in a three-year series with ICE.</p> <p><b> </b></p> <p><b> </b></p> <p><b>Museum of Contemporary Art</b></p> <p>220 E. Chicago</p> <p>Chicago, IL 60611</p> <p>312.280.2660</p> <p><a href="" title="blocked:: blocked:: blocked::" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p><b> </b></p> <p><b>MCA Box Office:</b></p> <p>312.397.4010</p> <p><a href="" title="blocked:: blocked:: blocked::" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p><b> </b></p> <p><b>Hours:</b></p> <p>Tuesday, 10 am - 8 pm (FREE for Illinois residents)</p> <p>Wednesday - Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm</p> <p><b> </b></p> <p><b>Admission:</b></p> <p>$12 general admission, $7 students and seniors, free for MCA members, children under 12, and members of the military; Tuesdays free.</p> <p><b> </b></p> <p><b>Media Contacts:</b></p> <p>Erin Bird, 312.397.3828, <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>Karla Loring, 312.397.3834, <a href="" title=" blocked:: blocked::mailto:ebaldwin@mcachic" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p> </p> <p><b>INTERNAL For emails: </b></p> <p>To include images, please visit the media webpage at <a href="" title="blocked:: blocked:: blocked:: blocked:: blocked:: blocked::http://www.mcachica" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>------</p> <p> </p> <p><b> </b></p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 17:01:47 +0000 Abelardo Morell - Stephen Daiter Gallery - June 1st, 2013 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Hallucinatory in their beauty, these elegant composites of the solid and perceived – of the concrete and the conceptual – of the sky and the earth, comprise the new exhibition by the well-known and endlessly inquisitive photographer, Abelardo Morell.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You haven’t seen pictures quite like this before. These are implausible and delightful picture puzzles, with intertwining realities that are at once an exercise of mind as well as spirit.  With subtle, often impressionistic color palettes, each photograph is a pair of views overlapping themselves.  Through a periscopic lens at the roof of a tent, that itself functions like a simple oversized pinhole camera - the world outside streams in. Inside the enclosed tent, the artist, utilizing hours-long exposures focuses his camera then leaves behind - capturing an inverted, dreamlike/realist rendering on the ground itself.  The resulting image, one of co-mingled values, colors and patterns, can defy a quick study.  Instead, the viewer is invited to explore these intriguing plays on perception, disentangling and re-weaving the connective tissues. These are meditative but playful, experiments which embrace an array of ideas about the interplay of form and function and of subject versus object – all the while tipping the hat to the long and rich history of the photographic medium that made it all possible.</p> <p>Welcome down the rabbit hole.</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 14:57:00 +0000 Group Show - ADDS DONNA - June 2nd, 2013 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM <div style="text-align: justify;" class="text_exposed_root text_exposed" id="id_51a7b674eb5c12106579409">... takes up the Viennese tradition of applied arts and develops it further in accordance with the present day. Since this is neither handicraft nor design, the artwork remains its own consistent independent work. The project has set itself the task of demonstrating the impossibility of assigning the work of young artists to a genre and also the fact that the claim of an artistic work cannot be confined to the narrow frame of a picture on the wall.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="text_exposed_root text_exposed"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="text_exposed_root text_exposed">Participating Artists: Cornelis van Almsick, Puneh Ansari,... Ovidiu Anton, Thomas Ballhausen, Tizia Barci, Anna Barfuss, Johanna Braun, Emma Maud Corrall, Marco Dessi, Driendl*Architects, Anna Egarmina, David Eisl, Lionel Favre, Karin Ferrari, Paul Philipp Heinze, Denise Herz, Kathi Hofer, Milli Kaufmann, Elke Silvia Krystufek, Mahony, Sands Murray-Wassink, Michael Niemetz, Micha Payer + Martin Gabriel, Stefan Reiterer, David Roth, Fiona Rukschcio, Elisabeth von Samsonow, Michael Strasser, Annette Tesarek, Jenni Tischer, Magda Tothova, Christian Weissenberger, Niki Weitzer, Julia Zastava, Magdalena Zeller</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="text_exposed_root text_exposed"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="text_exposed_root text_exposed">ADDS DONNA 4223 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL Gallery Hours: Sundays 1 to 4 pm and by appointment (Tel: 312.912.9601) Directions: Green Line, Pulaski Stop <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></div> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="text_exposed_root text_exposed"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="text_exposed_root text_exposed">Preview: 26th of May: 1 to 5pm</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="text_exposed_root text_exposed">Opening: 2nd of June: 1 to 5pm</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="text_exposed_root text_exposed"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="text_exposed_root text_exposed">The exhibition concept "Die Chic Boutique" was developed in 2012 and has already been successfully executed twice in Vienna. Now it has become a traveling concept. Johanna Braun and Michael Niemetz, the two creators of “The Chic Boutique”, have selected unique Viennese artists for this presentation in Chicago. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></div> Fri, 31 May 2013 07:51:17 +0000 - Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) - June 2nd, 2013 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM <p><b>MCA: Gallery Performance: Lou Mallozzi’s <i>Didact </i></b></p> <p>Sunday, June 2, 2013, 1pm</p> <p>Free with museum admission</p> <p> </p> <p><i>Didact</i> is a simultaneous reading by four people of the interpretive labels for all the artworks in <i>Destroy the Picture</i>. For the reading, the artist is accompanied by Hannah Higgins, an art historian at the University of Illinois, Yolanda Cursach, the associate Director of Performance programs at the MCA, and MCA docents. Spoken quietly and insistently , the verbalized labels transform information into an auditory experience of the artworks for the visitors in each gallery.</p> <p> </p> <p><b> </b></p> <p><b>Museum of Contemporary Art</b></p> <p>220 E. Chicago</p> <p>Chicago, IL 60611</p> <p>312.280.2660</p> <p><a href="" title="blocked:: blocked:: blocked::" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p><b> </b></p> <p><b>MCA Box Office:</b></p> <p>312.397.4010</p> <p><a href="" title="blocked:: blocked:: blocked::" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p><b> </b></p> <p><b>Hours:</b></p> <p>Tuesday, 10 am - 8 pm (FREE for Illinois residents)</p> <p>Wednesday - Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm</p> <p><b> </b></p> <p><b>Admission:</b></p> <p>$12 general admission, $7 students and seniors, free for MCA members, children under 12, and members of the military; Tuesdays free.</p> <p><b> </b></p> <p><b>Media Contacts:</b></p> <p>Erin Bird, 312.397.3828, <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>Karla Loring, 312.397.3834, <a href="" title=" blocked:: blocked::mailto:ebaldwin@mcachic" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p> </p> <p><b>INTERNAL For emails: </b></p> <p>To include images, please visit the media webpage at <a href="" title="blocked:: blocked:: blocked:: blocked:: blocked:: blocked::http://www.mcachica" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>------</p> <p> </p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 17:01:47 +0000 Corey Wilkes - Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) - June 4th, 2013 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM <p>The MCA presents <b>live jazz concerts</b> every Tuesday this summer during Tuesdays on the Terrace. On June 4, jazz trumpet player <b>Corey Wilkes </b>performs. A local musician, Wilkes is celebrated for his creative improvisation and skillful interplay with contemporary hip-hop beats.</p> <p>Each week <b>Puck’s Café</b> serves a different, internationally-themed barbeque dinner buffet with dishes made of locally-grown produce from the MCA Farmers Market for $24 per person. Reservations are recommended at 312.397.4034. For a more casual evening, guests may bring their own blanket or rent a MCA lawn chair ($5 each). Summer favorites such as sausages and lighter fare may be purchased from the outdoor grill along with cold beverages, wine, and seasonal cocktails. Outside food and beverages are not allowed in the sculpture garden.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 20:02:24 +0000 k.a. letts - Pop-Up Art Loop - June 6th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p><a href="" target="_blank">K.A. Letts</a> presents 11 new paintings for the ArtSlant Pop-Up space at 202 S State ST. in the Chicago Loop. This exhibition is part of the ArtSlant Prize 2013 showcase. Letts was chosen from the 4th round's juried winners to participate in this exhibition. For more information on the Shocase Series, click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 15:17:32 +0000 Daniel Bennett - Aspect Ratio - June 7th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Aspect Ratio is pleased to present, Definitions 1, new work from Daniel Bennett.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Definitions 1, is Daniel Bennett’s pilot investigation into the measurement of technologies with the body in a social setting. He seeks to map the invisible structures that are present beyond technology’s form and function. His corporeal body acting as a constant, his performance-as-research explores the ways that we are habituated within spaces of automation. The series seeks to incorporate a perceived naivety, a process of unlearning the language of use that permeates the everyday. By presenting the viewer with a litany of possible interactions, Definitions 1 aims to question the “reality” of these super-modern technologies.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Daniel Bennett lives and works in Chicago. He received his BFA in Sculpture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He recently completed his Master’s of Fine Art in New Media from UIC. He has shown work in exhibitions at the Peoria Art Guild, OpenSource Gallery, Champaign, IL, Boneyard Arts Festival, Champaign, IL, Springer Cultural Center, Champaign, IL, and MDW Fair, Chicago. He has previously performed at the Krannert Art Museum and the Thomas M. Seibel Center<br />for Computer Science and recently exhibited an immersive installation at Gallery 400, Chicago.</p> Sun, 02 Jun 2013 13:50:44 +0000 Zach Meisner - CourtneyBlades - June 7th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sun, 02 Jun 2013 20:44:42 +0000 - Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) - June 7th, 2013 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p>At <b>First Fridays</b>, visitors can unwind after work and enjoy an intriguing mix of culture, ranging from live music and performance art to experimental films and hands-on art stations. The theme for <b>First Fridays</b> in June is <b>Shine</b>.  Music includes spins by <b>DJ Shade </b>and<b> Mass Transit </b>throughout the evening.  Visitors can sample desserts from <b>Bistronomi, </b>work at the<b> Creation Station </b>with<b> Kathy Paik,</b> take pictures in the <b>Glitter Guts Photo Booth,</b> and check out Chicago artist <b>Claire Ashley</b>'s <i>Rainbow Disco</i>. <b>First Fridays </b>tickets, which include museum admission, live entertainment, and complimentary <b>Wolfgang Puck</b> hors d’oeurves, are $18 ($14 in advance). Guests must be 21 or older.</p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 17:01:47 +0000 Judith Brotman and Michael Hunter - slow - June 7th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <div>Theories about language. We learn them in school. Diagram sentences. Learn complicated names of complicated parts of speech. Each part performs its task. Sometimes there are parts that aren’t team players. We use words differently in sonnets and songs; don’t always follow rules of making sentences. Differently still in liturgy, in prayer.</div> <div> </div> <div><a href=";id=d87dd562f4&amp;e=766610da6e" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Judith Brotman</a> is offering a word--not quite advice, not exactly a contract. You can take it in like the eucharist, like a becoming through receiving, like kabbalah. Taking Judith’s word engages you as an entry into a lexicon. The record. Named in the body of a text. Not the name of any god. Not belief. Not understanding. It may just pass. While within the body it may become integrated as part of the body, its own kind of transubstantiation. A kind of begetting, a passage into law. Getting on with it. Getting it on. Cycles of life.</div> <div> </div> <div><em>The saddest part of a broken heart isn’t the ending so much as a start.</em> (Lyric by Feist)</div> <div> </div> <div>As with any vision, the seeing of this word is not enough. It has to be nurtured, given time. If no, it remains a flash of nothing that reveals; well, it doesn’t reveal. But if it is honored, recited, it becomes familiar, then intimate. Intimacy leads to the begetting part, and we don’t have to understand what happens to get to the begetting. Even with a word.</div> <div> </div> <div><a href=";id=00f45fea2c&amp;e=766610da6e" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Hunter</a>’s approach is more skeptical than Judith’s. Funny how skeptics’ darker thoughts make for breezier images.</div> <div> </div> <div>A lamp illuminates itself, but not from the bulb. Michael’s lamp is its own muse. Lighting from within, or the surface projecting an illuminated swagger. Furniture designed to organize our homes, our stuff, stand in for presence. We are how we are organized. We are the piles of stuff (DNA) arranged to present our priorities, histories and conceptions. The structure may or may not be built to last, but the stacking, the stuff presented, shows a fragile temporal condition that passes onto the next. Not life after death, but the thousands of shifts, of re-becomings, that are life.  What and where we are, if only for a moment.</div> <div> </div> <p>Painting and picture planes, ground and grounded. Light and illumination. Language and enlightenment. We artists are consumed with these themes. Judith and Michael are digging in occupied terrain. These are among the big themes not of our generation but of generations. Whenever we pit ourselves against such grandeur, there is another question—did anything happen at all? Perhaps the shift in vision will open up much to you. Perhaps all you will see is a glimmer that other people speak about with reverence but remains entirely hidden right there in front of us all.</p> Sat, 25 May 2013 20:52:49 +0000 Marshall Brown - Western Exhibitions - June 7th, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-family: Georgia,Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><strong>MARSHALL BROWN</strong>, urban designer and architect, has constructed three scenarios &mdash; one political, one economic, one cultural &mdash; for the future of the Chicago Circle. The heart of legendary architect Daniel Burnham&rsquo;s 1909 Plan of Chicago was the Civic Center, located on the city&rsquo;s cardinal axis, Congress Parkway. Burnham&rsquo;s Civic Center was never built. Instead of his monument to democracy, we have the Circle Interchange &ndash; third worst traffic interchange in America, responsible for the loss of 25 million driving hours per year. Brown&rsquo; show at Western Exhibitions, his first at the gallery, Center of the World, Chicago will feature models, photomontage, and a trio of original videograms that project histories of Chicago&rsquo;s future as the center of the world. The show opens on <span style="text-decoration: underline;">FRIDAY, JUNE 7</span> with a public reception from 5 to 8pm and will run through July 20. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11am to 6pm and by appointment.</span></p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-family: Georgia,Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><em>Everything built, was once a dream&hellip; Chicago has a hole in its heart.</em><br /> <br /> Selected passages from each scenario:<br /> <br /> &ldquo;&hellip;By moving its capital to the center of the country, the U.S. reclaimed its position at the center of a world without borders. This mashup culture gave Chicago its new nickname, &ldquo;Worldtown&rdquo; &ndash; a new capitol designed not as a monument to America&rsquo;s past, but as a laboratory for inventing its future.<br /> <br /> &hellip;People worked more days for longer hours because of their personal investment. But work also became less laborious and more of a social activity. Most businesses, in order to maintain their flexibility and responsiveness, stayed fairly small. The Central Business District of Chicago became a vibrant center of 24/7 social development and cultural production. The CSSE somehow returned Chicago to the radical definition of what a city should be &ndash; a collective space of contestation, negotiation, and ultimately mutual benefit.<br /> <br /> &hellip;The architect Daniel Burnham&rsquo;s dream of the White City was rebuilt on the foundations of Ms. Winfrey&rsquo;s stewardship. After Her hostile takeover of Google in 2025, the OM library over the Circle Interchange became the undisputed center of global knowledge and communication. The archive and its sister institutions renewed Chicago as a center of enlightenment on the level of Vatican City or Mecca. And thus The Oprah ascended from Icon to Guru to Prophet, by building a Radiant City of benevolence, beauty, wealth and power.&rdquo;</span></p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Georgia,Times New Roman,Times,serif;"><strong>Marshall Brown</strong> has been working on several projects in Chicago, including the Navy Pier redevelopment and a master plan for the neighborhood of Washington Park. In 2003 he founded the Yards Development Workshop, a studio that set out to hi-jack Frank Gehry&rsquo;s Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn. MARSHALL BROWN PROJECTS is a versatile urban design and architecture studio based in Chicago. He constructs visions for large-scale urban environments and solutions for the creative integration of architecture, infrastructure, and landscape. <br /> <br /> He also recently founded the urbanism, art and culture think tank NEW PROJECTS in collaboration with curator Stephanie Smith. Brown is on the editorial board of the Journal of Architectural Education and has lectured at the Chicago Humanities Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, University of Michigan, Mary &amp; Leigh Block Museum of Art, the Graham Foundation, and the Arts Club of Chicago. His work has been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit; Soapbox Gallery in Brooklyn; and at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in North Carolina. His projects and essays have appeared in several books and journals, including <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Art Papers</span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Believer</span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Architectural Record</span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Architect&rsquo;s <a href="" target="_blank">Newspaper</a></span>, and <span style="text-decoration: underline;">The New York Daily News</span>.</span></p> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 21:34:46 +0000 - Zg Gallery - June 7th, 2013 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Fri, 24 May 2013 21:57:02 +0000