Fall 2011 Events

Semi Permanent Screening Primary

Semi-Permanent Program

Curated by Jesse McLean and Deborah Stratman


Wednesday, December 14, 2011 – 1:00PM to 2:30PM

We humans are proud of the material accretion of our thinking—the objects and writings that represent our particular experience. We’re especially fond of amassing, grouping, and pondering the leavi...

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Rick Hill Primary

Public Collectors: Collection Show and Tell with Ricki Hill

Event and Lecture

Saturday, November 19, 2011 – 8:00AM to 10:00AM

Public Collectors is founded upon the concern that there are many types of cultural artifacts that public libraries, museums, and other institutions and archives either do not collect or do not mak...

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T Shirt Makeover Promo

Extreme T-Shirt Makeover: Gallery Edition


Wednesday, November 16, 2011 – 11:00AM to 2:00PM

Snacks! Prizes! Screen Printing!
Do you have an old T-shirt in need of a makeover? Bring it by Gallery 400 to give it a new life. Choose from two original designs by UIC alum Aay Preston-Myint (M...

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La Toya Ruby Frazier Primary

Voices: LaToya Ruby Frazier


Wednesday, November 9, 2011 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

LaToya Ruby Frazier (born 1982) explores her family’s inter-generational lineage through photographs and videos that blur the line between self-portraiture and social documentary. By appearing on b...

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Blue Launch Party

Forum 400 Launch Party

Drink. Eat. Listen. Watch. Learn.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011 – 12:00PM to 2:00PM

Join us at Gallery 400 for an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvre, artist performances, and music by Latham Zearfoss (MFA, 2011) of Chances Dances. Acquaint or reacquaint yourself with Gallery 400 ...

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Archival Impulse Opening Primary

Archival Impulse

Curated by Lorelei Stewart

Opening Reception

Friday, November 4, 2011 – 12:00PM to 3:00PM

On the occasion of the launch of Gallery 400’s new website and exhibition and event archive, the Gallery presents the exhibition Archival Impulse. Numerous artists in Gallery 400’s history have dem...

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Shimmering Beast Primary

Steve Reinke’s The Shimmering Beast

Book Release Party

Event and Screening

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 – 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Steve Reinke’s book The Shimmering Beast is out now. Join us for an evening of readings and screenings (which will include a sneak preview of a work in progress), and a celebration with snacks and ...

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Nato Thompson Primary

A Conversation with Nato Thompson

"Art, Activism, and Curating Social Change"


Wednesday, October 19, 2011 – 11:30AM to 1:00PM

Join us for an intimate conversation with Nato Thompson, one of the most dynamic and exciting curators working today. At the New York–based public arts institution Creative Time, he has organized m...

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Kevin Killian Primary

Voices: Kevin Killian

"In the Light"


Thursday, September 29, 2011 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Kevin Killian (born 1952) is a poet, novelist, critic, and playwright. A founder and former director of Small Press Traffic, and an original member of the notorious San Francisco-based “new narrati...

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Rhea Anastas Primary

Voices: Rhea Anastas

"A Woman in an Orange Dress, A Man in a Blue Sweater, An Untitled Artwork by Andrea Fraser"


Tuesday, September 27, 2011 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Rhea Anastas is an art historian and critic whose scholarship has appeared in numerous books, catalogues, and journals. She is currently the interim director of the Master of Arts program in Art an...

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