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The Works Progress Administrat ion gave federal financial support to a wide range of artistic projects dur ing the Depression\, from fiction to fine art. \; 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\, imp ressive technical innovations\, and a surprising degree of social fluidity among artists around issues of race and gender.

DTEND:20141221 DTSTAMP:20140903T051554 DTSTART:20140911 GEO:41.9253642;-87.6529457 LOCATION:DePaul Art Museum\,935 W. Fullerton \nChicago\, IL 60614 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Ink\, Paper\, Politics: WPA-era Printmaking from the Belverd and Ma rian Needles Collection UID:354149 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140911T170000 DTSTAMP:20140903T051554 DTSTART:20140911T110000 GEO:41.9253642;-87.6529457 LOCATION:DePaul Art Museum\,935 W. Fullerton \nChicago\, IL 60614 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Ink\, Paper\, Politics: WPA-era Printmaking from the Belverd and Ma rian Needles Collection UID:354150 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Sabina Ott creates a site-spec ific installation of new works that creates a transformative psychic journe y\, turning three enormously windowed spaces overlooking Millennium Park in to a mysterious and mystical hybrid environment. Suffering\, fear\, pleasur e and transformation are evoked via the interaction with objects while soun d and video play with material interpretations of text that describe transf ormational journeys\, such as The World is Round by Gertrude Stein and Dant e&rsquo\;s The Divine Comedy.

DTEND:20150104 DTSTAMP:20140903T051554 DTSTART:20140830 GEO:41.8836686;-87.6250434 LOCATION:Chicago Cultural Center\,78 E. Washington St. \nChicago\, IL 60602 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:here and there pink melon joy\, Sabina Ott UID:354148 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

August 15\, 2014&mdash\;Chicago\, IL&mdash\; Univ ersal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected

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in the Creative Impulse is an exhibition by My Barbarian collective who are artists Malik Gaines\,

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Jade Gordon\, and Alexandro Segade. Founded in Los Angeles in 2000\, My Barbarian

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co mbines elements of theater and visual art to create interdisciplinary works in video\, music\,

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performance\, drawing\, and sculptur e. Their solo exhibition at Gallery 400 includes a live

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staging of the group&rsquo\;s interpretation of Bertolt Brecht&rsquo\;s 193 2 play\, The Mother\, and a

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video\, Universal Declaratio n of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the Creative

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Impulse (2013). Hand-made masks and drawings associated with this perfo rmance will activate

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the gallery space for the show's du ration.

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In their adaptation of The Mother\, My Barbarian tells the story of a working-class mother who

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becomes i ncreasingly radicalized on the eve of the Bolshevik Revolution. While looki ng at the

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role of the woman as a mother\, worker\, and r evolutionary in the modern world\, the play

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considers th e role of art within capitalist constraints and promotes the critical roles artists can

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perform. The video Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the Creative

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Impulse (2013)\, stages playful scenarios that convey both continuity and c hange in feminist\,

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conceptual artistic\, and familial p rojects as they move through generations. In a series of

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interconnected "short films\," Gaines\, Gordon\, and Segade perform with t heir own mothers as

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well as influential artists Eleanor Antin and Mary Kelly\, enacting a personal and political

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matrilineage.

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This multifaceted exhibit explores histor ical and contemporary interests in feminism\, the

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symbol ism of motherhood and love\, as well as My Barbarian&rsquo\;s own experienc es as children\,

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parents\, and workers. The title of the exhibition borrows from the post- World War II document

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the &ldquo\;Universal Declaration of Human Rights\,&rdquo\; (co-authored b y Eleanor Roosevelt) which was

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the first expression of g lobal human rights and Melanie Klein&rsquo\;s 1929 essay &ldquo\;Infantile Anxiety

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Situations Reflected in a Work of Art and the Cr eative Impulse\,&rdquo\; which investigated the way

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chil dren relate to their mothers through objects and play. Utilizing camp humor \, fantasy\, and

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jarring aesthetic juxtapositions\, My B arbarian brings a playful yet critical eye to their

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inve stigation of serious artistic\, social\, and political issues.

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Related Programs:

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Friday September 5\, 5:00pm-8:0 0pm - Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations

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Reflected in the Creative Impulse opening reception + Performance by Ma lik Gaines at

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6:30pm

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Friday September 19\, 7:00-9:00pm &ndash\; My Barbarian Performance: An adaptation of Berth old

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Brecht's The Mother

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Saturday Sept ember 20\, 3:00p-5:00pm &ndash\; My Barbarian Performance: An adaptation of

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Berthold Brecht's The Mother

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Wednesd ay October 8\, 7:00pm-9:00pm &ndash\; Chicago Filmmakers Screening: Half Su ffocated

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Saturday October 11\, 4-6pm &ndash\; Film Scree ning and performance: A Feminist Perspective on

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Gun Viol ence in Chicago featuring work by Lonnie Edwards\, Michael Paulucci\, Chery l

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Pope and young poets

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Saturday Octob er 18 2:00pm-4:00pm &ndash\; Mothernism Panel featuring Elise Archias\, Lis e

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Haller Baggesen Ross and Hamza Walker

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Tours:

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Gallery 400 offers guided tours for groups of all ages. Tours are free of charge but require

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reservati on. Please complete our online form (accessible at gallery400.uic.edu/visit /tours) to

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schedule a tour of Universal Declaration of I nfantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the

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Creative Im pulse. For more information\, or to discuss the specific needs and interest s of your

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group\, please contact us at 312 996 6114 or g allery400@uic.edu.

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Universal Declaration of Infantile An xiety Situations Reflected in the Creative Impulse is

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su pported by the School of Art &\; Art History\, the College of Architectu re\, Design\, and the Arts\,

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University of Illinois at C hicago and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council\, a state agency. The

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Daryl Gerber Stokols and Jeff Stokols Voices Series Fund pr ovides general support to Gallery

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400. Support for the o pening reception provided by Lagunitas Brewing Company and Dark

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Horse Wine.

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Founded in 19 83\, Gallery 400 is one of the nation's most vibrant university galleries\,

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showcasing work at the leading edge of contemporary art \, architecture\, and design. The

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Gallery's program of e xhibitions\, lectures\, film and video screenings\, and performances

\n< p class="p1">features interdisciplinary and experimental practices. Operati ng within the School of Art and Art

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History in the Colle ge of Architecture\, Design\, and the Arts at the University of Illinois at

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Chicago (UIC)\, Gallery 400 endeavors to make the arts and its practitioners accessible to a

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broad spectrum of the public and to cultivate a variety of cultural and intellectual perspect ives.

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Gallery 400 is recognized for its support of the c reation of new work\, the diversity of its

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programs and participants\, and the development of experimental models for multidiscipli nary

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exhibition.

DTEND:20141018 DTSTAMP:20140903T051554 DTSTART:20140905 GEO:41.876198;-87.649932 LOCATION:Gallery 400\,UIC College of Architecture and Art 400 S. Peoria Str eet (Art and Design Hall\, First Floor) \nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the Creative Impulse by My Barbarian\, Malik Gaines\, Jade Gordon\, Alexand ro Segade UID:353263 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140905T200000 DTSTAMP:20140903T051554 DTSTART:20140905T170000 GEO:41.876198;-87.649932 LOCATION:Gallery 400\,UIC College of Architecture and Art 400 S. Peoria Str eet (Art and Design Hall\, First Floor) \nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the Creative Impulse by My Barbarian\, Malik Gaines\, Jade Gordon\, Alexand ro Segade UID:353264 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Using drawing\, sculpture\, ph otography\, video and performance\; Daniel Giles and Eliza Myrie engage in the study of the historical narratives two distinct cultural objects. go/fi gure features works that enact material processes as acts of translation an d research. Giles and Myrie deconstruct and re-picture objects whose mythol ogies and representations invoke discrepancies of value\, labor and points of origin.

DTEND:20141018 DTSTAMP:20140903T051554 DTSTART:20140912 GEO:41.9006857;-87.6623192 LOCATION:Roots & Culture\,1034 N. Milwaukee \nChicago\, IL 60622 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:go/figure\, Eliza Myrie\, Daniel Giles UID:353221 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Mickalene Thomas&rsquo\; first solo exhibition\, I was born to do great things\, at Kavi Gupta Gallery Ch icago will continue her explorations of her mother and muse\, Sandra Bush. Following her film Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman (2012)\, the exhibit ion 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 significanc e to both her mother and herself\, these articles of clothing and jewelry a re destroyed through this process of casting and are preserved and transfor med into highly finished objects of nostalgia and memory.

DTEND:20141115 DTSTAMP:20140903T051554 DTSTART:20140919 GEO:41.8830194;-87.648947 LOCATION:Kavi Gupta Gallery\,835 West Washington \nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:I wa born to do great things\, Mickalene Thomas UID:353220 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Glenn Kaino&rsquo\;s first sol o exhibition at Kavi Gupta\, Leviathan\, continues his engagement with cult ural upheaval and takes inspiration from the physical and ephemeral marks a nd objects left behind in sites of cultural riots and conflicts. Using debr is from specific sites where conflict has done away with urban landscape or reduced it to ruins\, Kaino presents a series of sculptural works that eng age and transform this material into an archeological survey of contemporar y cultural conflict. By highlighting the ongoing and circular destruction o f society and its structures\, these works emphasize a poetic and empatheti c response to the consistent transformation of subjects\, places and condit ions of life under social change.

DTEND:20141220 DTSTAMP:20140903T051554 DTSTART:20140919 GEO:41.886144;-87.658572 LOCATION:Kavi Gupta Chicago - Elizabeth Street\,219 N. Elizabeth Street \nC hicago\, Illinois 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Leviathan\, Glenn Kaino UID:353217 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Iceberg Projects is proud to p resent \;Polypersephony\, a two-person exhibition featuring new works i nvestigating concepts of underground by Claire Pentecost and Nayland Blake.

DTEND:20141011 DTSTAMP:20140903T051554 DTSTART:20140913 GEO:42.021641;-87.667177 LOCATION:Iceberg Projects\,7714 N Sheridan Road \nChicago\, IL 60626 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Polypersephony\, Nayland Blake\, Claire Pentecost UID:353215 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140913T200000 DTSTAMP:20140903T051554 DTSTART:20140913T180000 GEO:42.021641;-87.667177 LOCATION:Iceberg Projects\,7714 N Sheridan Road \nChicago\, IL 60626 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Polypersephony\, Nayland Blake\, Claire Pentecost UID:353216 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20141011 DTSTAMP:20140903T051554 DTSTART:20140905 GEO:41.9013087;-87.6827676 LOCATION:Corbett vs. Dempsey\,1120 N. Ashland Ave. 3rd Fl. (above Dusty Gro ove)\nChicago\, IL 60622 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Good Night\, Good Mourning\, Dominick Di Meo UID:353211 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140905T200000 DTSTAMP:20140903T051554 DTSTART:20140905T180000 GEO:41.9013087;-87.6827676 LOCATION:Corbett vs. Dempsey\,1120 N. Ashland Ave. 3rd Fl. (above Dusty Gro ove)\nChicago\, IL 60622 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Good Night\, Good Mourning\, Dominick Di Meo UID:353212 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20141025 DTSTAMP:20140903T051554 DTSTART:20140905 GEO:41.8959959;-87.6345599 LOCATION:Carl Hammer Gallery\,740 N. Wells St. \nChicago\, IL 60654 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Age of Colored Stone and Steel\, Eugene Von Bruenchenhein UID:353209 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140905T200000 DTSTAMP:20140903T051554 DTSTART:20140905T180000 GEO:41.8959959;-87.6345599 LOCATION:Carl Hammer Gallery\,740 N. Wells St. \nChicago\, IL 60654 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Age of Colored Stone and Steel\, Eugene Von Bruenchenhein UID:353210 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR