Spring 2017 Events

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Voices: Gala Porras-Kim


Tuesday, March 14, 2017 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Gala Porras-Kim makes work that questions how knowledge is acquired, tests the potential of the art object to function as an epistemological tool outside of its traditional, art historical context,...

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This Land/That Land: Discussions About Political Ecology and Place


Saturday, March 11, 2017 – 3:00PM to 5:00PM

Led by ecologist Nance Klehm, Urbanforages are two hour informally guided walks through the spontaneous and cultivated vegetation of the urbanscape. Along the walk, participants learn to identify p...

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Artist Tax Workshop

Hosted by Propeller Fund


Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6:00PM until Tuesday January 31, 2017 7:30PM

Hosted by Propeller Fund, this workshop led by Janet Ecklebarger will instruct recent grant recipients and applicants on how to properly claim grants on their taxes and how to account for artwork s...

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This Land/That Land: Discussions About Political Ecology and Place


Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Nance Klehm is a self-described “steward of the earth.” She is an ecological systems designer, a permacultural grower, a horticultural consultant and a talented and much sought after teacher and sp...

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Voices: Natalie Bookchin

Artist Talk and Lecture

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

In this Voices lecture, artist Natalie Bookchin discusses her body of work: multi-channel video installations and single-channel videos made up of numerous fragments of first-person vernacular vide...

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Trio A: A Baker’s Dozen

Performance by Elliot Gordon Mercer


Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Trio A consists of a 5-minute sequence of movement that was initially presented as The Mind Is a Muscle, Part I at Judson Church on January 10, 1966. There it was performed by Rainer, David Gordon,...

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Movement from Life

Workshop with Victoria Bradford


Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 2:00PM to 3:30PM

In partnership with CDF and NEFA’s RDDI Chicago, Gallery 400 presents a movement workshop with artist Victoria Bradford for those interested in the relationship between mark making and movement in ...

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This Land/That Land: Resistance In and Around Nature’s Metropolis

Panel Discussion


Tuesday, January 31, 2017 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Resistance In and Around Nature’s Metropolis explores methods of land stewardship that can bridge urban and rural divides. This panel discussion will address how food production intersects with env...

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The Everyday Extraordinary Body

Panel Discussion

Discussion and Event

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Join us as we explore the work of Chicago-based artists and their relationship to the influence of Yvonne Rainer. In partnership with Chicago Dancemakers Forum and the NEFA’s Regional Dance Develop...

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Opening Reception: Embodiment Abstracted: The Influence of Yvonne Rainer

Curated by Elise Archais

Opening Reception

Friday, January 13, 2017 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Please join us for the opening of Embodiment Abstracted: The Influence of Yvonne Rainer. Since the 1960s Yvonne Rainer's dance has shown us what is possible when ordinary movement is made the mater...

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