BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN PRODID:iCalendar-Ruby VERSION:2.0 BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150523 DTSTAMP:20150328T111810 DTSTART:20150417 GEO:41.890738;-87.661593 LOCATION:65GRAND\,1369 W Grand Ave. \nChicago\, IL 60642 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Arrows Like Soft Moon Beams\, Ian Pedigo UID:378436 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150417T210000 DTSTAMP:20150328T111810 DTSTART:20150417T180000 GEO:41.890738;-87.661593 LOCATION:65GRAND\,1369 W Grand Ave. \nChicago\, IL 60642 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Arrows Like Soft Moon Beams\, Ian Pedigo UID:378437 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Join Hyde Park Art Center to celebrate all current exhibitio ns with the artists:

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Susan Giles: \;Scenic Overlook

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Nancy Lu Rosenheim: \;Swallow City

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ArtShop: \;Creative Possibilities

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Nature's Matr ix  \;featuring work by Charles Heppner and Diane Jaderberg

\n< p>Closing reception for Melika Bass: \;The Latest Sun Is \;Sink ing Fast

DTEND:20150419T170000 DTSTAMP:20150328T111810 DTSTART:20150419T150000 GEO:41.8037432;-87.5866275 LOCATION:Hyde Park Art Center\,5020 S. Cornell Avenue \nChicago\, IL 60615 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Spring Exhibitions Celebration \, Susan Giles\, Nancy Lu\, Artshop \, Charles Happner\, Diane Jaderberg\, Melika Bass UID:378391 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The collection of Walter Koelz \, an American zoologist who undertook collecting expeditions in the Wester n Himalayas during the 1930s\, has contributed significantly to our underst anding of Himalayan art. In a gallery talk focused on &ldquo\;Collecting Cu lture\,&rdquo\; which includes many objects from Koelz&rsquo\; collection\, Carla Sinopoli\, University of Michigan anthropology fa culty member and curator of Asian archaeology at the Museum of Anthropologi cal Archaeology\, will address Koelz&rsquo\; collecting practices.

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Supported by the Department of Asian Lang uages and Cultures and Asian Studies Graduate Cluster at Northwestern Unive rsity.

DTEND:20150408T200000 DTSTAMP:20150328T111810 DTSTART:20150408T180000 GEO:42.0524613;-87.6727148 LOCATION:Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art\,Northwestern University 40 Art s Circle Drive \nEvanston\, IL 60208 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Gallery Talk by Carla Sinopoli\, “Collecting Kashmir: The Expeditio ns of Walter N. Koelz" UID:377893 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Chicago-based photographer Larry Snider \;has t ravelled to regions across Asia\, including Ladakh\, part of the Indian pro vince of Jammu and Kashmir\, immersing himself in the landscape and culture and photographing individuals from diverse communities. In conversation wi th &ldquo\;Collecting Paradise&rdquo\; curator Robert Linrothe\, Snider wil l share his work and observations of the region\, with Linrothe reflecting on the ways in which Ladakh&rsquo\;s environment and religious heritage con nect to the present.

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Supported by the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and Asian Studies Graduate Cluster at Northwestern University.

DTEND:20150401T193000 DTSTAMP:20150328T111810 DTSTART:20150401T180000 GEO:42.0524613;-87.6727148 LOCATION:Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art\,Northwestern University 40 Art s Circle Drive \nEvanston\, IL 60208 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Artist’s Talk: “Photography and the State of Kashmir”\, Larry Snide r UID:377892 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Choreographer Carrie Hanson&rs quo\;s multidisciplinary dance theater project\, Po wer Goes (at MCA Stage\, Mar 20&ndash\;29)\, investigates the figure o f \;Lyndon Baines Johnson as inspiration and metaphor for a bold inquir y into the relationship between power and social change. In LBJ&rsquo\;s ti me as president\, many talked of &ldquo\;putting bodies on the line&rdquo\; as struggles over civil rights\, Vietnam\, and other issues raged. In sear ch of understanding the continued relevance of those experiences now&mdash\ ;and how dance offers a unique path to exploring them&mdash\;Hanson invites audiences to join her\, collaborator \;Stuart Flack (playwright)\,&nbs p\;Mark K. Updegrove (Director of the LBJ Presidential Library and author o f Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency)\, Michael C. Dawson \;(John D. MacArthur Professor of Political Science and t he College at the University of Chicago\; founding director of the Universi ty&rsquo\;s Center for the Study of Race\, Politics\, and Culture\; \;a nd author of \;Behind the Mule: Race and Class in African-American Politics \;and \;Black Visions: The Roots of Contemporary African-American Political Ideologies)\, and S. Elise Archias (Assista nt Professor of Art History at the University of Illinois\, Chicago\, and a uthor of the upcoming book \;The Concrete Body & ndash\; Rainer\, Schneemann\, Acconci) \;for a vigorous discussion of power&rsquo\;s role in making&mdash\;or blocking&mdash\;progress toward making the world a better place. Moderated by Michael J. Kramer\, historia n on the faculty of Northwestern University\, editor at the MCA\, and drama turg for The Seldoms.

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About the Spea kers

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Since founding the Seldoms in 2 001\, dance artist and educator Carrie Hanson has created over 25 works for the company and designed multidiscipl inary projects with artists working in visual arts\, music/sound design\, f ashion design\, and architecture. Under Hanson&rsquo\;s direction\, The Sel doms have gained a reputation for bold\, innovative performances in unusual spaces such as cargo containers and truck depots. Time Out Chicago called their work in a drained Olympic-sized outdoor pool\, \;Gia nt Fix\, one of the best dance moments of the past decade. \;Marchland\, their collaboration with visual artist F raser Taylor\, received its world premiere at MCA Stage in 2010. More recen tly\, Hanson&rsquo\;s creative work has involved research and embodiment of social\, political\, environmental issues\, and history as a mode of press ing dance and performance to speak to larger public issues. Hanson&rsquo\;s work has received a National Performance Network Creation Fund and NEFA Na tional Dance Project Production Award\, and she is the recipient of a Chica go Dancemaker&rsquo\;s Forum Lab Artists award\, two Illinois Arts Council Fellowships and a Ruth Page Award for performance. She was named one of Dan ce Magazine&rsquo\;s &ldquo\;25 to Watch&rdquo\; in 2012.

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The plays of Stuart Flack< /strong> have been produced at leading theaters in the US\, including South coast Rep (Costa Mesa\, CA)\, Culture Project (New York)\, Interact (Philad elphia)\, Victory Gardens (Chicago)\, and the Contemporary American Theatre Festival (Washington\, DC). His plays include Sydney Bechet Killed a M an\, Jonathan Wild\, Homeland Security\, For Edd ie\, and Floaters. He is currently creating a new play based on Black Like Me\, which will premiere as part of Steppenwolf Thea tre&rsquo\;s 2015 season. He is the former executive director of the Chicag o Humanities Festival\, the largest festival of arts arts and ideas in the US and the former editor and publisher of the McKins ey Quarterly\, a journal of business\, economics\, and policy. He is a lso a guitarist with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra.

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Mark K. Updegrove \;is the director of the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin\, Texas\, where\, i n April 2014\, he hosted the Civil Rights Summit which included addresses b y President Barack Obama and former Presidents Jimmy Carter\, Bill Clinton\ , and George W. Bush. He has conducted exclusive interviews with five US Pr esidents and is the author of Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency (2012)\, Baptism by Fire: Eight Presidents Who Took Office During T imes of Crisis (2009)\, and Second Acts: Presidential Lives and Le gacies After the White House (2006). His latest book Destiny of Democracy: The Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library will be published February 2015. Currently\, Updegrove is wor king on an authorized book on the relationship between Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush.

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Michael C. Dawson \;is the John D. MacArth ur Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chic ago\, where he is also the \;founding director of the Center for the St udy of Race\, Politics\, and Culture. \;His books Behind the Mule: Race and Class in African-American Politics (1994) and Black Visio ns: The Roots of Contemporary African-American Political Ideologies (2 001) won multiple awards\, including Black Visions winning the prestigious Ralph Bunche Award from the American Political Science Association. Dawson has also published numerous journal articles\, book chapters\, and opinion pieces. He \;is currently finishing an edit ed volume\, &ldquo\;Fragmented Rainbow\,&rdquo\; on race and civil society in the United States as well as a solo volume\, &ldquo\;Black Politics in t he Early 21st Century.&rdquo\;

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S. Elise Archias \;is Assistant Professo r of Art History at the University of Illinois\, Chicago. She received her PhD from the University of California\, Berkeley in 2008. Her upcoming book  \;The Concrete Body &ndash\; Rainer\, Schneeman n\, Acconci \;explores the work of three performance artists from the 1960s who embraced and challenged everyday life in late modernity using bodies as an artistic material. Her research and classes center around mod ernism\, performance art\, and contemporary art and ask questions about how abstract ideas come together with the physical world in meaningful ways in 20th \;and 21st \;century art and life.

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Michael J. Krame r \;holds a visiting assistant professorship at Northwestern U niversity\, where he teaches history\, American studies\, digital humanitie s\, and civic engagement. His book \;The Republi c of Rock: Music and Citizenship in the Sixties Counterculture \;w as published by Oxford University Press in 2013\, and he has written about history\, art\, culture\, and politics for numerous publications. He works as an editor in the Design\, Publishing\, and New Media Department at the M CA \;itself. He is also involved with the Chicago Dance History Project \, an oral history and archival digital documentation of dance in the Chica go region\, and he is the dramaturg for The Seldoms Contemporary Dance Comp any.

DTEND:20150328T150000 DTSTAMP:20150328T111810 DTSTART:20150328T130000 GEO:41.897166;-87.621288 LOCATION:Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)\,220 East Chicago Ave \nChicago\, IL 60611 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:MCA Talk: The Seldoms\, Bodies on the Line UID:377891 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Participants will include Shan trelle P. Lewis\, \;exhibition curator\; Monica Miller\, scholar and au thor of "Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diaspor ic Identity"\; Naomi Beckwith\, Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator\, Museum o f Contemporary Art Chicago\; author Nichelle Gainer\; photographer Arteh Od jidja\; art historian Amy Mooney and exhibiting artists.

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2:00-2:30 p  \;Introduction with Monica Miller\, author of \;Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Di asporic \;Identity \; \ ;

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2:30-3:30p  \;Panel Disc ussion - \;The Black Dandy: Cultural and Historic Context  \;with Nichelle Gainer\, Naomi Beckwith\, Arteh Odjidja\, and Amy Mooney

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3:30-4:00p  \;Coffee break a nd screening  \;of \;This is Not a Suit \;(2010\, 7 mi nutes) by Adrien Sauvage

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4:00- 5:00p Curator and artist conversation with exhibiting artists Radcliffe Roy ce\, Rose Callahan\, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn\, Sara Shamsavari\, and Ignac io Quiles

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5:00-6:00p Wine and cheese reception and exhibition view ing with exhibiting artists

DTEND:20150410T180000 DTSTAMP:20150328T111810 DTSTART:20150410T140000 GEO:41.8741402;-87.6244614 LOCATION:Museum of Contemporary Photography\,Columbia College Chicago 600 S . Michigan Ave.\nChicago\, IL 60605 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Symposium - Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity\ , Laylah Amatullah Barrayn\, Rose Callahan\, Delphine Fawundu-Buford\, Russ ell K. Frederick\, Allison Janae Hamilton\, Akintola Hanif\, Jati Lindsay\, Terence Nance\, Numa Perrier\, Radcliffe Roye\, Sara Shamsavari\, Daniele Tamagni UID:377890 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

This annual exhibition\, now i n its fourteenth year\, features works made by teens who participate in Pic ture Me\, an afterschool photography program sponsored by the Museum of Con temporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago (MoCP) at three Chicago h igh schools: Curie Metropolitan High School\, Juarez Community Academy\, an d Nicholas Senn High School. Co-taught by teams of working artists\, this p rogram\, which serves approximately 90 students each year\, cultivates teen s as independent artists who gain a strong technical foundation as they wor k toward developing their own artistic vision and style through independent projects. Examining and discussing the work of professional artists is int egral to the program and the curriculum is further enhanced by field trips to the MoCP and other cultural venues and contact with visiting artists.

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The Talking Back: Chicago Youth Res pond exhibition runs March 25 - 28th at MoCP.

DTEND:20150328 DTSTAMP:20150328T111810 DTSTART:20150325 GEO:41.8741402;-87.6244614 LOCATION:Museum of Contemporary Photography\,Columbia College Chicago 600 S . Michigan Ave.\nChicago\, IL 60605 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Talking Back: Chicago Youth Respond UID:377888 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150326T183000 DTSTAMP:20150328T111810 DTSTART:20150326T163000 GEO:41.8741402;-87.6244614 LOCATION:Museum of Contemporary Photography\,Columbia College Chicago 600 S . Michigan Ave.\nChicago\, IL 60605 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Talking Back: Chicago Youth Respond UID:377889 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Vertical Gallery is proud to pres ent presents 2 for 2\, a group show celebrating o ur two year anniversary featuring an incredible line-up of artists from aro und the world each contributing two original works. The exhibition is April 3 - 26\, 2015\, with an opening reception on Friday\, April 3\, 6-10pm.

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2 for 2 features new work from: Blek Le Rat (FR)\, Martin Wh atson (NO)\, Inkie (GB)\, Chad Hasegawa (US)\, Presto (BR)\, Copyright (GB) \, Tiptoe (US)\, Olav Mathisen (NO)\, Mr. Prvrt (US)\, Tank Petrol (PL)\, E TNIK (IT)\, M-City (PL)\, Static (GB)\, Bachor (US) and HERA (Herakut) (DE) .

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We are very grateful for all the support we have received from ev eryone in our neighborhood\; art collectors in Chicago and around the world \; and the immensely talented artists we have had the privilege to work wit h over the past two years. We have a very exciting year of shows and wall m ural projects planned throughout the city\, and are thrilled to start our t hird year with this amazing line-up for our two year anniversary.

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< em>2 for 2 &ndash\; Two Year Anniversary Group Show
April 3 - 26\ , 2015
Opening reception Friday\, April 3\, 6-10pm.
Vertical Gall ery\, 1016 N. Western Avenue\, Chicago\, IL 60622

DTEND:20150426 DTSTAMP:20150328T111810 DTSTART:20150403 GEO:41.8998836;-87.6873403 LOCATION:Vertical Gallery\,1016 N Western Ave. \nChicago\, IL 60622 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:2 for 2 - Two Year Anniversary Show\, Blek le Rat\, Martin Whatson\ , Chad Hasegawa\, Hera\, Olav Mathisen\, Presto\, Etnik\, M-City\, Tank Pet rol\, Static\, Bachor\, Tiptoe\, Copyright\, Mr. Prvrt\, Inkie UID:377841 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150403T220000 DTSTAMP:20150328T111810 DTSTART:20150403T180000 GEO:41.8998836;-87.6873403 LOCATION:Vertical Gallery\,1016 N Western Ave. \nChicago\, IL 60622 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:2 for 2 - Two Year Anniversary Show\, Bachor\, Copyright\, Etnik\, Chad Hasegawa\, Hera\, Inkie\, M-City\, Olav Mathisen\, Tank Petrol\, Prest o\, Mr. Prvrt\, Blek le Rat\, Static\, Tiptoe\, Martin Whatson UID:377842 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

For more than two decades Fran ces Stark (American\, born 1967) has made a variety of work&mdash\;essays\, poems\, drawings\, collages\, hand-held videos\, mural-sized decals\, pain tings\, PowerPoint presentations\, performances\, an animated movie\, singl e- and multichannel projections\, and iPhone photographs&mdash\;about the c onfluence of her art and her life. More specifically\, Stark focuses on the working life of an artist as it converges with the non-working life of an artist\, and vice versa\; the contiguous spaces of productivity and procras tination\; and the simultaneous sensations of pride and doubt.

Stark&rsquo\;s primary mode is appealingly\, even alluringly\, confessional \, yet this does not mean that her work can be pegged as simply autobiograp hical. The distinction is key. She is blazingly honest&mdash\;indeed\, equa l parts courageous and audacious&mdash\;in her acts of self-assessment and self-exposure. She is likewise honest in her deployment of the confessional mode to assess and expose art-world pressures as well as the pressures and rhetorical devices of self-presentation more broadly. Further\, while Star k calls herself &ldquo\;pathologically open\,&rdquo\; her gift for sharing intimate content is part and parcel with her gifts for both formal refineme nt and manifest theatricality.

The word Intimism&mdash \;the title of Stark&rsquo\;s exhibition&mdash\;often refers to late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings of small-scale\, jewel-like domesti c interiors\, richly decorated and quietly inhabited. But the term can also be more broadly applied&mdash\;and is in fact renewed by Stark&rsquo\;s wo rk\, which invests questions of privacy\, affinity\, proximity\, and commun ion with both affective and political urgency.

This exhibition\ , part of the focus series\, marks the first comprehensive survey of Stark&rsquo\;s video and digital production\, from her prescient\, lo-fi Cat Videos\, begun in 1999\, through slideshows derived from her current Instagram feed\, @therealstarkiller. Framed by early and new works on paper as well as a key selection from the museum&rsquo\;s historical hol dings\, the presentation juxtaposes &ldquo\;moving&rdquo\; images with &ldq uo\;static&rdquo\; ones. Stark has a gift for balancing intimate content wi th a sense of theatricality\; here the natural allure of the artist&rsquo\; s confessional mode is matched by her concerted desire to draw the viewer i nto varying states of arrest\, passage\, and attention.

DTEND:20150830 DTSTAMP:20150328T111810 DTSTART:20150521 GEO:41.8806822;-87.6242154 LOCATION:The Art Institute of Chicago\,111 South Michigan Avenue \nChicago\ , IL 60603 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Intimism\, Frances Stark UID:377836 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150521T200000 DTSTAMP:20150328T111810 DTSTART:20150521T103000 GEO:41.8806822;-87.6242154 LOCATION:The Art Institute of Chicago\,111 South Michigan Avenue \nChicago\ , IL 60603 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Intimism\, Frances Stark UID:377837 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR