Discussions

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Conversation: Das Janssen and Oli Rodriguez

Discussion

Thursday, September 21, 2017 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

This conversation, coinciding with the exhibition Let Me Be an Object that Screams, features author Das Janssen and artist Oli Rodriguez. They will explore their relationships to objecthood, examin...

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Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter

A Conversation with Robyn Hillman-Harrigan and Aislinn Borsini

Discussion

Thursday, August 3, 2017 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Join us for this conversation with Robyn Hillman-Harrigan of Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter and Aislinn Borsini, Coordinator for Black Lives Matter Chicago. Coinciding with Gallery 400’...

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Demystifying Collecting Art from the African Diaspora

Discussion

Saturday, July 8, 2017 – 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Please join us for a conversation with Patric McCoy about collecting as a means of unveiling and preserving Black culture and how his collecting practices differ from those specializing in canonica...

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This Land/That Land Symposium

The Politics of Land Sovereignty and Environmental Racism

Discussion, Event, and Lecture

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 5:00PM until Wednesday May 24, 2017 5:30PM

This Land/That Land Symposium: The Politics of Land Sovereignty and Environmental Racism

May 23, 2017 | 5pm – 8pm May 24, 2017 | 9am – 5:30pm
Join Gallery 400 and UIC’s Native American Suppo...

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Artist Tax Workshop

Hosted by Propeller Fund

Discussion

Thursday, March 9, 2017 – 6:00PM to 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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Generation Revolution

Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Discussion and Screening

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – 5:00PM to 7:30PM

Generation Revolution is a feature-length documentary chronicling the personal and political awakenings, breakthroughs, and disillusionment of a new generation of black and brown activists in Londo...

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Resistance In and Around Nature’s Metropolis

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

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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Advocacy Through Art

The UIC Dialogue Colloquium in partnership with Gallery 400

Discussion and Event

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – 3:30PM to 5:00PM

UIC students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members are invited to participate in a series of experimental facilitated dialogues called Advocacy Through Art. Advocacy Through Art co...

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(pre)Day With(out) Art

Discussion and Event

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 – 3:00PM to 5:30PM

As a precursor to Day With(out) Art on December 1, Gallery 400 hosts two programs aimed at examining the ongoing AIDS crisis in the present and the future. 
3pm: Join Gallery 400 for final pr...

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A Conversation with David Leggett and Lauren Berlant

Artist Talk and Discussion

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Join artist David Leggett and University of Chicago Professor Lauren Berlant for a conversation coinciding with Gallery 400’s current exhibition, David Leggett: Black Drawls. Starting from Leggett...

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Open Studios Salon: Making It

Discussion and Event

Thursday, November 17, 2016 – 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Join us at Gallery 400 for an open and frank conversation about the ways that artists make it in the world and discuss what does it mean to make it as an artist. Alums from every discipline share h...

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It’s a Po$t Black Thang, You Wouldn't Understand

Discussion

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Moderated by Gallery 400 Director Lorelei Stewart and featuring Cauleen Smith, Erin J. Gilbert, and Roderick A. Ferguson
Please join Gallery 400 for a panel discussion coinciding with our current ...

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Streetopia: A conversation on art, activism, and gentrification

Discussion

Friday, October 21, 2016 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Featuring: Erick Lyle (Streetopia), Ilene Palacios (Gozamos/Cultura in Pilsen), Alma Zamudio(Somos Logan Square)Moderator: Marc Fisher (Temporary Services/Half Letter Press)
On the occasion of Eri...

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Alejandro Meitin: Art in a Bioregional Scale

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

Artist Talk, Discussion, and Lecture

Monday, October 3, 2016 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Artist Alejandro Meitin presents Art in a Bioregional Scale, a lecture that shares the artistic practice of Ala Plástica in Argentina's Río de la Plata Basin and develops a discussion about th...

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Back to the Future: Architectural Research and Speculation

Panel Discussion

Discussion and Lecture

Friday, August 26, 2016 – 3:00PM to 5:00PM

As part of Back to the Future: Visualizing the Arts at UIC, this panel discusses the three speculative architectural proposals featured in the exhibition. Intended to provoke discourse about t...

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The Prison in Twelve Landscapes

Screening and Discussion with Director Brett Story

Discussion and Screening

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 – 7:00PM to 9:00PM

Inspired by our duty to fight, Gallery 400 and Run of Life are pleased to present a preview screening of The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016), a documentary film about the prison and its lif...

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Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

Discussion and Screening

Thursday, February 25, 2016 – 12:30PM to 2:00PM

Screening excerpts of 2014 documentary film Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People and Q&A session with filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris.
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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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If I Can’t Dance, . . . : The Radical Politics Of Pleasure And Delight In Queer Spaces And Activism

Discussion

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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The Exploding Museum: A Conversation Between Astria Suparak and Jen Delos Reyes

Presented by MUSE and Gallery 400

Discussion

Monday, September 28, 2015 – 4:00PM to 5:00PM

How can socially minded cultural workers infiltrate museums and prioritize social justice? What can a museum learn from DIY approaches and riot grrrls? What happens when exhibition makers site the...

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Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists

Screening & Panel Discussion

Discussion and Screening

Thursday, April 30, 2015 – 5:30PM to 9:00PM

Please join Pentimenti Productions, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and Gallery 400 for a special screening of Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists and "Gender Equality in the Visual Arts" pane...

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Spook Screening

The Spook Who Sat by the Door

Film Screening and Youth-led Hip-hop Peace Circles

Discussion and Screening

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – 5:30PM to 7:30PM

Circles and Ciphers invites young people of color to enjoy a screening of a historic film and participate in an interactive, community-building event. 
The Spook Who Sat by the Door is based ...

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InterCcECT presents: "Poor Sovereignty"

A Workshop with Arne De Boever

Discussion

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Join us for an Inter Chicago Circle for Experimental Critical Theory (InterCcECT) workshop with Professor Arne De Boever. The reading is circulated in advance; request it here. Arne De Boever...

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Curator's Talk: Niels Van Tomme

Discussion

Saturday, January 17, 2015 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Niels Van Tomme, curator of Visibility Machines: Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen, will address the ways in which artistic observations of global military operations pose thought-provoking questions...

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Sistah Sinema Chicago: Thick Relations

Discussion, Event, and Screening

Saturday, December 6, 2014 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Gallery 400 is pleased to partner with the UIC Gender and Sexuality Center, Quare Square Collective, and the national organization Sistah Sinema to launch Sistah Sinema Chicago, a monthly moderated...

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Between the Bottomlands & the World

Screening and conversation with artists Ryan Griffis and Sarah Ross and UIC Professor Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky

Discussion and Screening

Thursday, December 4, 2014 – 7:00PM to 9:00PM

Between the Bottomlands & the World explores Beardstown, IL, a rural Midwestern town of 6000 people, a place of global exchange and international mobility, inscribed by post-NAFTA (North Americ...

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Sistah Sinema Chicago: Karmen Gei

Discussion, Event, and Screening

Saturday, November 15, 2014 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Gallery 400 is pleased to partner with the UIC Gender and Sexuality Center, Quare Square Collective, and the national organization Sistah Sinema to launch Sistah Sinema Chicago, a monthly moderated...

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Mothernism

Panel Discussion

Discussion

Saturday, October 18, 2014 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

At the intersection of feminism, science fiction, and disco, this panel aims to locate the mother-shaped hole in contemporary art discourse. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Universal D...

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Screenings: Art 21

Art 21 Access '14 Film Series

Artist Talk, Discussion, and Screening

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 6:00PM until Wednesday November 5, 2014 8:00PM

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 screeni...

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Harvey Young, Flint Taylor, and Darrell Cannon

"From the Lynching Tree to Mass Incarceration"

Discussion

Saturday, May 3, 2014 – 3:00PM to 5:00PM

Join Harvey Young, Flint Taylor, and exonerated prisoner Darrell Cannon in a conversation that brings together theoretical advocacy and experiential perspectives on the disciplining of the black ma...

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Voices: Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa

Screening: "Jerry and Me"

Discussion and Screening

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, an accomplished director, has written extensively on Iranian cinema and collaborated with critic Jonathan Rosenbaum on one of the definitive books about Iranian film director Ab...

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Biologist Andrew Yang in Conversation with Artists from the Gallery 400 Exhibition, "Ghost Nature"

Discussion

Saturday, March 1, 2014 – 11:00AM to 1:00PM

**This event features complimentary childcare. See below for more information**

Gallery 400 and Cultural ReProducers are pleased to co-host a conversation between biologist and artist Andrew Yan...

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Book Release: "Arquitectura y Amistad"

Felipe Mujica and Johanna Unzuetea

Discussion and Event

Friday, January 24, 2014 – 4:00PM to 6:00PM

Gallery 400 is pleased to host the book launch of artists Felipe Mujica and Johanna Unzuetea's Arquitectura y Amistad, organized by New Capital. This project is the culmination of a four part exhib...

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Conversation with Brian Holmes, Oliver Ressler, Gregory Sholette, and Stephanie Smith

Discussion

Saturday, November 2, 2013 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Join the curators of It's the Political Economy, Stupid, Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette, along with Brian Holmes, whose essay "Art After Capitalism" is featured in the exhibition catalogue, an...

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Curator's Talk: Michael Scott Hall

Discussion

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 – 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Curator Michael Scott Hall leads a tour of The Program, “a conceptual gallery on fast-forward,” which features the work of a number of Vienna-based artists and is structured as a series of ove...

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Mark Jarzombek, Victor Margolin, and Terry Smith

"Conversation: On Pedagogy"

Discussion

Thursday, February 28, 2013 – 6:00PM to 7:00PM

How might an art historical education prepare students for a global future? How is the introductory survey to be taught, if at all? How cosmopolitan are the current text-books? Is it possible to ci...

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Observer Effect: Artists’ Discussion

with Julia Fish, Jessica Hyatt, Steffani Jemison, and Steve Roden

Discussion

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Featured artists share their experiences and methodologies of how observation and investigation are part of contemporary artistic practice. Steve Roden, a California-based sound and visual artist, ...

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Public Hearing

A Conversation Between Dana DeGiulio and Carrie Schneider

Discussion

Saturday, November 10, 2012 – 1:00PM to 2:30PM

Public Hearing presents a conversation between artists Dana DeGiulio and Carrie Schneider. The discussion will focus on intimacy and its complexities and will also explore the roles that writing, l...

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Asian American Resource and Cultural Center Chat

Discussion

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 – 4:00PM to 5:00PM

Gallery 400 welcomes the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago for an AARCChat on the topic of cultural heritage and its influence on art. The AARCC g...

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Public Hearing

Panel Discussion

Discussion

Saturday, November 3, 2012 – 1:00PM to 2:00PM

Public Hearing presents a conversation on the uses and usefulness of critical theory for the practicing artist featuring artists Betsy Odom, Irena Knezevic, Dan Gunn, and Andreas Fischer. The progr...

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Radiate: Panel Discussion

with Shelly Bahl, Siona Benjamin, Pradosh Mishra, and Kathryn Myers

Discussion

Thursday, November 1, 2012 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Artists from the South Asian diaspora have been a dynamic force in reframing and reshaping Asian and Euro-American art history. Whether drawing from family heritage in South Asia, the United States...

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Spaces of Learning: Museums and Education: A Panel Discussion

Discussion

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 – 4:00PM to 6:00PM

With growing emphasis on the social and cultural roles of today’s institutions, education and visitor experience is increasingly important for museum and exhibition professionals. Four speakers wil...

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Hot Media: Session 4

Season Finale: Dis/embodiment

Discussion and Screening

Thursday, April 22, 2010 – 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Hot Media is an experiment in collective curation. It is also a forum to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue on art/media topics relevant to many across the UIC campus and beyond. We curate and pr...

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Organize! What the Artists' Union and the American Artists' Congress Can Teach Us Today

With Nicolas Lampert

Discussion and Lecture

Monday, February 15, 2010 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Nicolas Lampert (Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative) provides an overview of the Artists’ Union and the American Artists’ Congress, two leading voices for radical artists during the 1930s. Both organiz...

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Workers from the Greenhouses of Hope at the Pacific Garden Mission Discuss Closing the Loop

Discussion

Saturday, February 6, 2010 – 8:00AM to 11:00AM

Workers from The Greenhouses of Hope at the Pacific Garden Mission discuss closing the loop.
The Greenhouses of Hope are organized by Nance Klehm; from her description: the greenhouses grow soil, ...

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Art Work: Introduction and Discussion by Temporary Services

Discussion

Saturday, January 30, 2010 – 12:00PM to 2:00PM

Art Work: A National Conversation about Art, Labor, and Economics is an exhibition by Temporary Services of material relating to their newspaper and website Art Work (www.artandwork.us). Art Work c...

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Hot Media: Session 3

"Off-Sides"

Discussion and Screening

Thursday, January 14, 2010 – 12:00PM to 2:00PM

Hot Media is an experiment in collective curation. It is also a forum to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue on art/media topics relevant to many across the UIC campus and beyond. Thirdly, we aim ...

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Talking Cure: Second Edition

"Artists, designers, and architects working inside or outside institutions, what’s the difference?"

Discussion

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

This is the second edition of Talking Cure—a four part series initiated by Tony Tasset, sculptor and University of Illinois at Chicago professor, in collaboration with Lorelei Stewart, Directo...

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Hot Media: Session 2

"Animal Sounds"

Discussion and Screening

Thursday, October 22, 2009 – 12:00PM to 2:00PM

Hot Media is an experiment in collective curation. It is also a forum to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue on art/media topics relevant to many across the UIC campus and beyond. Thirdly, it aims...

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Talking Cure: First Edition

"Do artists need to be anguished?"

Discussion

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

This is the inaugural edition of Talking Cure—a four part series initiated by Tony Tasset, sculptor and University of Illinois at Chicago professor, in collaboration with Lorelei Stewart, Dire...

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Voices: Feel Tank Chicago

Panel Discussion

Discussion

Tuesday, March 6, 2007 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

To encourage participatory solidarity in the project of making, breaking, and partaking of contemporary political emotions, Feel Tank Chicago (Lauren Berlant, Debbie Gould, Mary Patten, Rebecca Zor...

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Voices: Byron Kim

Discussion

Thursday, February 12, 1998 – 12:00PM to 2:00PM

A discussion with participating artists of Deposit, moderated by Hamza Walker.
Byron Kim (born 1961) is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. In the early 1990s he ...

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The File Room

A preview demonstration and discussion

Discussion

Tuesday, April 26, 1994 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

The File Room is a public information archive utilizing contemporary communication technology to address censorship. This multimedia, computer-based archive of cases of cultural censorship will be ...

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Panel Discussion on 100 Victories, 10,000 Tears

Discussion

Thursday, November 4, 1993 – 5:30PM to 7:30PM

The School of Art and Design, Gallery 400, and the College of Architecture, Art, and Urban Planning host a panel discussion on 100 Victories, 10,000 Tears, an installation created by Daniel J. Mart...

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Neighborhood Development/Citizen Participation and Chicago's World's Fairs

Discussion

Saturday, September 29, 1984 – 10:30AM to 12:30PM

The fifth program in the series: The 1992 World's Fair Forums, developed to provide a historical and cultural background for fair planning and a public forum for exploring current fair issues. Pres...

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Dialogue: Harry Callahan and His Students

Discussion

Wednesday, September 28, 1983 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

To complement the Harry Callahan and His Students: A Study in Influence exhibition, Gallery 400 presents an evening's discussion, featuring participants Joe Jachna, Kenneth Josephson, and other Ill...

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