led by Project Fielding, Resistance Architecture is an adaptable structure intended for political encampment; responsive to our current political climate; and can be erected in direct response to the needs of long-term protesters. For this open house, Project Fielding teachers Sara Black, Amber Ginsburg and Miriam Stevens invite you to engage with the structure’s physically adaptive features and to enter the structure for a short workshop where we discuss and draw upon our own resistances.
See the city through the eyes of young people, and discover community-based youth empowerment strategies through an interactive walking tour led by Territory Urban Design Team. The tour includes site visits and placemaking activities exploring social justice issues through urban design, activism, performance, and social enterprise.
This event will center around a site specific installation of lavender menace posters within in the bathroom of long standing performing arts series, Salonathon. The installation will include the participation of bar patrons by allowing them to respond to a text prompt directly on the wall of the bathroom, adding to the context and the environment of both the gathering and the existing art installation.
The Propeller Fund seeks a part-time, temporary intern to assist in archiving grantee projects and building the organization’s online presence. Propeller is looking for someone who is organized, a self-starter, and interested in documenting the activities of socially engaged artists in Chicago.
LMO x Off Chances Lavender Menace Occupation bathroom installation during the Valentine’s Day edition of Off Chances at Danny’s. Tuesday, February 14th, 10PM – 2AM Danny’s in Wicker Park 1959 W. Dickens, Chicago, IL This event will center around a site specific installation of lavender menace posters within in the bathroom of long standing queer… Read more »
Floating Museum presents a new installation and project titled How to give life to a Mountain. This exhibition is an invitation to creatively engage with the legacy of Dr. Margaret Burroughs and the history of the DuSable Museum of African American History. Dr. Margaret Burroughs initially invited the community to donate their own historical artifacts for DuSable, and this act extended the value of the object to the exchange itself, emphasizing the relation between the institution and the people it represents.
And Then There Was Repast February 5, 7-11pm The Dojo 2304 S. Blue Island Ave. and then there was REPAST is a versatile interactive multimedia installation project on the urban millennial black and brown gaze when relating to death consumption. We would like to express the ritual of ethnic funerals, eulogies, repast and public consumption… Read more »
Filigree Suppers: Duet Filigree Suppers’ two-year anniversary event & Valentine’s celebration will be all about the number two – mixing, matching, and pairing things up! Sunday, February 12, 5-8pm The Lakewood 1758 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60612 Warm up with us this February with new friends and old, and help us celebrate two wonderful… Read more »
Deadline: January 31. Adds Donna is looking for artists to include in a series of traveling group exhibitions as a part of our new Artist-run Exchange Program. If you would like to be considered for a studio visit, please submit 10-15 images, a bio, and a short statement about yourself and your work.
2nd Floor Rear 2017: RITUAL is moveable feast of artist-run events, projects, exhibitions, and performances that shine a light on the occult, hidden nature of alternative arts practices and the communities of care that spring up around them. The 2017 season kicks off with a fluxus-style potluck at Pond Hole Gallery on the evening of Friday, February 3. Events continue throughout Avondale, Logan Square, Humboldt Park, and Wicker Park on Saturday, February 4, and wrap up on Sunday February, 5 with various events spanning Pilsen.