Fall 2015 Events


Making Chances Closing Reception

Featuring the PLATFORMS catalogue release and Party Out of Bounds, a panel discussion with the organizers of Chances Dances

Discussion and Event

Saturday, December 12, 2015 – 5:00PM to 9:00PM

Please join Chances Dances for a public conversation* at the close of their tenth year of organizing and the Making Chances exhibition. Past and present organizers will speak about the history of C...

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Panel Event

If I Can’t Dance, . . . : The Radical Politics Of Pleasure And Delight In Queer Spaces And Activism


Tuesday, December 8, 2015 – 5:30PM to 8:00PM

In conjunction with the Making Chances exhibition, this panel asks presenters to consider some of the guiding principles of Chances Dances: creating inclusive queer spaces, art as activism, buildin...

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Radiant Presence

Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art



Tuesday, December 1, 2015 – 10:00AM to 6:00PM

On December 1, 2015 Gallery 400 in collaboration with Visual AIDS presents RADIANT PRESENCE as part of the annual Day With(out) Art. To honor this day of action and mourning, gallery lights are dim...

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Voices: Letha Wilson


Tuesday, November 17, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Letha Wilson is a mixed-media artist who works in sculpture, photography, and installation. Wilson will present an artist talk on her current projects and artistic process.
Using images and materi...

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The Art of Abandonment

With Amanda Williams


Thursday, November 12, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Please note: due to overwhelming interest for this event, the Eventbrite RSVP list has been closed. The waitlist is also closed. If an RSVP ticket becomes available, waitlist members will be notifi...

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Voices: David Rueter


Tuesday, November 3, 2015 – 7:00PM to 9:00PM

In this artist talk, David Allan Rueter will discuss his current work and creative practice. Rueter is a visual artist, programmer, and visiting professor in New Media Arts at the University of Ill...

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WERQ: Embodying Queer Spirit

Fashion Show


Saturday, October 24, 2015 – 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Join us for WERQ: Embodying Queer Spirit A Fashion Show and Celebration of

Platforms: 10 Years of Chances Dances. WERQ celebrates the fashions and lqqks of Chances Dances awardees....

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Performance: Meg Leary


Friday, October 23, 2015 – 7:00PM to 9:00PM

For this performance, Meg Leary will perform in her DivaDome costume currently on view in the Making Chances exhibition. The performance is modeled on the traditional concert performance style...

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Discipline and Doctrine

Graduate Symposium


Friday, October 23, 2015 – 9:00AM to 6:00PM

The Art History Graduate Student Association at the University of Illinois at Chicago, along with the Digital Humanities Working Group, is pleased to present 'Discipline and Doctrine,' an inter-dis...

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Victoria H.F. Scott

"The Art History Guild Strikes Back!"


Thursday, October 22, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Victoria H.F. Scott will deliver the keynote address for "Discipline and Doctrine," an inter-disciplinary graduate student symposium hosted by the Art History Graduate Student Association and the D...

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