NEWS

2015 Awardee John Preus Infinite Games Music Night

A night of music and sound​ with​ Infinite Games artist/musicians
Thursday, June 7, 7-10pm
Open House Contemporary
740 N. Ogden, Chicago, IL

All are invited to a music night at Open House Contemporary, and an opportunity to tour Infinite Games. A group of the artists in the exhibition perform on one of the 3 floors housing the exhibition. Performers include Madeleine Aguilar, Tadd Cowen, Douglas Ewart, Walter Kitundu, Lou Mallozzi, Dan Sullivan, Titus Wonsey.

Madeleine Aguilar-
Madeleine Aguilar was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1998. She currently lives in Chicago, IL where she attends The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
In 2015 Madeleine made an album titled Made In which chronicled the life of Joan of Arc and help her overcome her personal difficulties. In 2017 she completed an album titled yearlong, which is comprised of a song for every month as a record of an entire year of her life.
Douglas R. Ewart-
The polymathic Douglas R. Ewart has been honored for his work as a composer, improvising multi-instrumentalist, Professor Emeritus, conceptual artist, sculptor, mask and instrument designer, builder and more. As an educator, Ewart bridges his kaleidoscopic activities with a vision that opposes today’s divided world by culture-fusing works that aim to restore the wholeness of communities and their members, and to emphasize the reality of the world’s interdependence.
Walter Kitundu-
Kitundu is an artist, inventor, and musician known for creating turntable based instruments and site-specific installations. He is also an educator, birder, motorcyclist, and MacArthur Genius.
Lou Mallozzi-
Lou Mallozzi is an interdisciplinary artist who works in sound art, installation, performance, improvised music, and other intersecting realms. He is on the Sound Department faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Dan Sullivan-
Musician and furniture designer Dan Sullivan has lived in Chicago for over 20 years. Dan owns Navillus Woodworks, a custom fabrication business, and plays in Arriver, a heavy metal/art-prog rock group that has released 3 full-length LPs and several EPs. The most recent LP, Emeritus, was released in late 2016, and retells the Chernobyl disaster as a parable of magical realism.
 
Selected Reviews of Infinite Games 
 
Lori Waxman’s best of 2017 
New Art Examiner – Infinite Games 50/50
Bauwelt – German design and architecture magazine. 

2017 Awardee The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food Back Room Residencies

May-October, 2018
The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food
1371 W. Estes Ave., Chicago, IL

We are pleased to announce The Back Room Residencies, a six-month-long series of residencies in The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food, beginning in May and running through the end of October.

These four residencies are conceived as platforms for experimental responses to the ongoing project of The Back Room, and its unique context in the realm of Kim’s Corner Food and Thomas Kong’s practice.

1371 West Estes Avenue is decidedly a site of production—as we begin this series, we are excited to transition the focus of our programming from an exhibition space to a nakedly work-in-progress-driven operation.

To this end, the four artists in the series have each chosen a description of their position which diverges from the standard moniker ‘artist’—Jesse Malmed will act as Dramturge-in-ResidenceAlejandro T. Acierto as Archivist-in-ResidenceAram Han Sifuentes as Gyopo-in-Residence, and Robin Hustle will be Ruth-in-Residence.

MAY 1 – JUNE 24, 2018
Jesse Malmed
as
Dramaturge-in-Residence 
(aka Titler-in-Residence, Helper-in-Residence, Salesman-in-Residence)

Raised at Spirit of the Earth in Santa Fe (née Ribbons of Pune), the progeny of Wonder Cleaner/Trade-Ur-Vac/Iguana Zeolite/TRS (Vancouver/Edmonton) and Party Pickins (Philadelphia), Jesse Malmed’s life in small businesses includes stints at and as Wicked Sandwiches of the West, Deep Leap, Lasercave, the Live to Tape Artist Television Festival, Western Pole, Trunk Show, HALLWALLS2, The Nightingale Cinema and ACRE TV.www.jessemalmed.net

JUNE 25 – AUGUST 15, 2018
Alejandro T. Acierto
as
Archivist-in-Residence

Alejandro T. Acierto is an artist and musician whose work is largely informed by the breath, the voice, and the processes that enable them. He is Artist in Residence in Critical Race Studies at Michigan State University, a 3Arts awardee, and has shown his work internationally at the Film Society of the Lincoln Center, MCA Chicago, and the Art Institute of Chicago among others. A founding member of Ensemble Dal Niente, Acierto holds an MFA from University of Illinois at Chicago, an MM from Manhattan School of Music, and a BM from DePaul University. alejandroacierto.com

SEPTEMBER 1 – OCTOBER 31, 2018
Aram Han Sifuentes
as
Gyopo-in-Residence

Aram Han Sifuentes is an artist who creates socially engaged and materially rich projects that aim to create an art world that is available and accessible for those who are disenfranchised, particularly for dispossessed immigrants of color. Aram is currently an Artist in Residence at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and a Sponsored Artist at High Concept Labs. She is a 2016 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, a 2016 3Arts Awardee, and a 2017 Sustainable Arts Foundation Awardee.

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 31, 2018
Robin Hustle
as
Ruth-in-Residence

Robin Hustle as Ruth-in-Residence is a neighbor, nurse, and artist. During her residency—which will span the entire duration of the Back Room Residencies—she plans to bring people together for food and community, scheme with Thomas, and work on a publication.

2012 Awardee The Franklin Presents Gina Hunt: Azimut

May 20-August 4, 2018
THE FRANKLIN
3522 W. Franklin Blvd., Chicago, IL

Azimuth presents new site-responsive works by Chicago-based artist Gina Hunt. The artist will create an actual sundial on the south-facing exterior wall of the Franklin and will visit the site at regular intervals to make timeline marks based on the movement of light and shadows. Inside the Franklin, Hunt’s screens made from layers of theater scrim that she has dyed red, green, and blue—referencing the colors of light on our digital screens and the cones in our eyes, which are sensitive to red, green, and blue wavelengths—will filter the natural light and create an ever-changing experience. Hunt’s project will be on view from May until August, as the sunlight shifts from the soft and diffused glow of spring to the intense and direct glare of summer. Azimuth will also overlap with the summer solstice.

2014 Awardee North Branch Projects Community Binding Sessions

Community Binding at Read/Write Library
Sunday, June 10, 3-5pm (offered 2nd Sundays monthly starting in June)
Read/Write Library
914 N. California, Chicago, IL

Since closing their Albany Park storefront space in 2014, North Branch Projects has continued to offer public bookbinding opportunities through pop-up workshops and partnerships with other community-driven spaces. The opening of a monthly series of workshops at Read/Write Library begins a partnership with an arts organization who shares a similar mission in cultural production and civic engagement.

2nd Sunday Community Binding sessions are free and open to the public. All tools and materials are provided and no experience is necessary for participants. Volunteer staff leads all studio sessions. An equal exchange policy is implemented, wherein participants are asked to make two books: one to keep and the other to offer to North Branch Projects to re-sell or add to the archive of community-made books.

2015 Awardee Honey Pot Performance Gatherings for ways of knowing

HPP Invites you to Gatherings, as part of the project ways of knowing

What do you know? How do you know it? How do you create value for what you know? 

Honey Pot Performance invites you to one of five remaining Gatherings between April and June 2018 for an afternoon of conversation, performance, nourishment, and creative play. Gatherings are free and open to all. Address provided when you register.

Sunday, April 29
2-5pm
South Shore: Studio 6A, hosted by Amina Dickerson
 
Saturday, May 12
2-5pm
Humboldt Park: HOMEroom, hosted by Erin Kilmurray
 
Sunday, May 20
2-5pm
Pilsen: High Concept Labs at Mana, 4th Floor Studio
 
Saturday, May 26
2-5pm
Homan Square: SAIC at Nichols Tower, 10th Floor
 
Saturday, June 9
2-5pm
Rogers Park: The Solarium, hosted by Sojourner Wright

 

In Fall 2018, Honey Pot Performance will premiere ways of knowing, an exploration of how we know what we know and create value for our ways of making knowledge. ways of knowing explores concepts of mastery, expertise, value, and knowledge production using HPP’s own evolving creative process and almost two decades of history together as a center to build the work around.

For the Gatherings, we will engage people from all walks of life in a meal, an interactive sharing, and a showing of the work in progress. We plan to incorporate the stories, data, and documentation from these gatherings into the work itself in partnership with On the Real Film. In reciprocal acts of knowledge exchange, we invite the public to share their stories and skills of expertise with us as HPP shares our own methods of creative process and art making. We will gather to discuss and experience the value of our various knowledge making tools and the skills we work to sharpen and refine through our respective practices.

We look forward to sharing with you. Details for your selected Gathering will be emailed to you the Wednesday before your session happens.

2016 Awardee Artist-run Exchange program presents mobile

ADDS DONNA’s Artist-run Exchange Program presents Mobile

April 28 – June 2, 2018
Open Space

512 West Franklin Street, Baltimore, MD 

Mobile, featuring the work of Ghaleb Al-Bihani, Robert Chase Heishman, Todd Mattei, and Betsy Odom, is the second iteration of the exhibition Landline, which opened at ADDS DONNA in 2017. The exhibition is now on view at Open Space Gallery in Baltimore through June 2, 2018. The exhibition is a part of the Artist-run Exchange Program, a program initiated by ADDS DONNA with support from The Propeller Fund to exchange exhibitions with other artist-run galleries around the country.

A special thank you to the Center for Constitutional Rights for their support. CCR is a progressive non-profit legal advocacy organization based in New York City.

Propeller Fund 2018: Walk-In Session 3

Metropolis Coffee
1039 W. Granville Ave. 
Wednesday, May 23 | 4-5:30pm

Drop in and meet with Propeller Fund staff at focused walk-in sessions to address individualized questions for the July 1 application deadline.

Walk in sessions are free and open to all.

(Image: 2017 Awardee, CHICAGO LOWRIDER FESTIVAL: Culture, Art, Community + Legacy | VOL. 1)

Propeller Fund grants $50k a year to public, collaborative, and artist-led projects in Cook County, IL.

Propeller Fund 2018: Walk-In Session 2


Build Coffee
6100 S. Blackstone Ave. 
Thursday, May 10 | 3-4:30pm

Drop in and meet with Propeller Fund staff at focused walk-in sessions to address individualized questions for the July 1 application deadline.

Walk in sessions are free and open to all.

(Image: 2013 Awardee, Plug-In Studio)

Propeller Fund grants $50k a year to public, collaborative, and artist-led projects in Cook County, IL.

Propeller Fund 2018: Walk-In Session 1

Cafe Mustache
2313 N. Milwaukee Ave. 
Saturday, April 21 | 1-2:30pm

Drop in and meet with Propeller Fund staff at focused walk-in sessions to address individualized questions for the July 1 application deadline.

Walk in sessions are free and open to all.

(Image: 2016 Awardee, Axis Lab)

Propeller Fund grants $50k a year to public, collaborative, and artist-led projects in Cook County, IL.