Gallery 400 is proud to be a program partner for ART21's Access '14, a global initiative bringing unprecedented public access to the work and words of contemporary artists through free film screenings. Providing unique access to some of the most compelling artists of our time, the new season of ART21 features a dozen artists from the United States, Europe, and Latin America who reveal how art can inspire and transform lives and communities.
In order to make these events relevant to conversations happening in classrooms and communities right here in Chicago, Gallery 400 has lined up four incredible Chicago-based artists to be official artist-respondents for each episode. This month, filmmaker and visual artist Jennifer Reeder will make a short presentation relating the theme of the Episode 4 to her own work before the screening. A brief conversation with the artist, led by Andie Kimura, a graduate student in UIC's Museum and Exhibition Studies program, will follow.
Episode 4: Fiction asks, What makes a compelling story? How do artists disrupt everyday reality in the service of revealing subtler truths? The artists featured in this episode— Katharina Grosse, Joan Jonas, and Omer Fast— explore the virtues of ambiguity, mix genres, and merge aesthetic disciplines to discern not simply what stories mean, but how and why they come to have meaning.
This event is free and open to the public. We will provide snacks— feel free to bring your lunch!