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
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
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.
For the People Artists Collective is now accepting submissions for a 2018 city-wide exhibition Do Not Resist? 100 Years of Police Violence in Chicago visually exploring incidents of police violence in Chicago.
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.
For its inaugural Artist-Run Exchange Program exhibition, ADDS DONNA announces a two-person exhibition organized by Open Space, an artist-run gallery in Baltimore, Maryland. Rachael Hayden and Sophie Friedman-Pappas will present paintings and sculpture that combine symbolic imagery with a juicy, psychedelic-pop aesthetic. Together their work delves into the unexplained and otherworldly in pursuit of self-awareness.
Dr. Rock transforms the Franklin Gallery into a therapist’s office where visitors are invited to sign up in advance and discuss their respective anxieties with the rock in attendance. Known for their humble stature and centuries of experience, Dr. Rock has kindly agreed to donate their services for up to three consecutive Sundays.
This interdisciplinary studio/seminar, led by the collective HAIR CLUB, explores hair as a lens through which to examine a diverse array of contemporary issues, events and experiences. The first week will focus on hair as cultural content with lectures, readings, and discussions around how hair carries expressions of power into gender, politics, and consumerism. The second week will delve into hair as material subject in writing, fashion and visual culture.
The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago’s rich legacy as home to many of underground and alternative comics’ most talented artists–past, present, and future.
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.