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Propeller Fund 2017 Award Ceremony and Reception

Propeller Fund 2017 Award Ceremony Thursday, October 19, 6-8pm Center on Halsted 3656 N Halsted St., Chicago IL 60613 Please join us as we celebrate the 2017 Propeller Fund grant recipients and the community with food, drink, and music. Selected from a pool of over one-hundred candidates, these small, self-organized, and radical projects are vital… Read more »

2014 Awardee Terrain Presents the 3rd Terrain Biennial

October 1-November 15, 2017 Opening Celebration: Sunday, October 1, 2-7pm 704 Highland Ave, Oak Park, IL The 2017 Terrain Biennial is an large scale exhibition of site-specific art made for front yards, balconies, and porches, in Oak Park and beyond. Neighborhoods throughout Chicagoland will host events in conjunction with the festival. A map and specifics for… Read more »

2013 Awardee Radius included in Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound

Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound September 14, 2017-February 25, 2018 The Museum of Arts and Design Jerome and Simona Chazen Building, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY  Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound is a multi-component exhibition featuring interactive installations, immersive environments, and performing objects that explore how the ephemeral and abstract nature of sound… Read more »

2012 The Franklin presents White Light / Black Noise

Solo Exhibition by Huong Ngo August 27-September 23, 2017 EXPO Art After Hours: Friday, September 15, 6-9pm The Franklin 3522 W. Franklin Blvd.  Inspired by the concept of the backyard as territory of negotiating difference, Huong Ngo will create a site-specific sound installation that examines and archives the often invisible and unspoken aspects of growing up bilingually…. Read more »

2015 Awardee filmfront Earth Screening

In Earth, Aleksandr Dovzhenko gives a poetic depiction of nature alongside the conflict of agricultural collectivization between peasant Ukrainian farmers and the landowning “kulaks”. The film presents two accounts of this collectivization; the first a portrayal of peasants working the land, sharing their lives with the soil and their harvests; the second an ideological framework underlying the idea of land ownership as told through the Bilokin family saga and the introduction of the tractor into the process of collective work as a type of machine protagonist

2011 Awardee Chicago Torture Justice Memorials Awarded Rauschenberg Fellowship

Chicago Torture Justice Memorials will design and mount a permanent public memorials embodying the experiences and testimonies of over 120 police torture survivors and their families. The memorials, which include artwork, archival materials, and oral histories, will connect Chicago police torture to the rise of mass incarceration and excessive sentencing in Illinois and in the broader United States

2015 Awardee John Preus Organizes Infinite Games

Infinite Games continues John Preus’ ongoing project of giving new life to discarded CPS materials; opens his salvaging and reuse practice to other artists, and most importantly deeply embeds the project within a lived architecture and design space.

2016 Awardee Sống Hosts Argyle is Alive

Axis Lab hosts BASE LINE: Argyle is Alive a pop-up summer festival featuring curated food, live performances, music, art, and local vendors, celebrating the diversity and legacies of immigrants and refugees in the community surrounding Argyle St.