Chicago New Media 1973-1992
November 1 – December 15, 2018
Although Chicago is not often thought of as an epicenter for new media art, technology, or industry, the city was home to some of the earliest and most important experiments in new media in the late 20th century. Chicago New Media 1973-1992 chronicles the under-recognized story of Chicago’s contributions to new media art.
Chicago Disability Activism, Arts, and Design: 1970s to Today
September 14 – October 20, 2018
This exhibition focuses on the history of Chicago’s disability community and its intertwined activism and culture, as well as its development of disability aesthetics, an aesthetics that challenges traditional modes while exploring conflicting categories and definitions. Presented as part of Art Design Chicago.
Out of Easy Reach
Gallery 400 in collaboration with DePaul Art Museum and Rebuild Foundation present Out of Easy Reach guest curated by Allison Glenn. Countering conventional accounts of art history, which have often overlooked the artistic contributions of women of color, Out of Easy Reach presents 24 artists from the Black and Latina diasporas through artworks created from 1980 to 2018.
Garden for a Changing Climate
Created by artist Jenny Kendler, Garden for a Changing Climate is a community-driven participatory public art project that uses a traveling garden of local plants to give Chicagoans a dynamic and tangible experience of the central effects of climate change.
Traduttore, Traditore brings together a group of artists from around the world who employ processes of translation to expose, question, and challenge global circuits of economic and cultural capital. Taken from the Italian aphorism that roughly translates to “translator, traitor,” the title of this project speaks to the misunderstandings, losses, and fragmentation that manifest during this process of exchange.
Let Me Be an Object that Screams
Let Me Be an Object that Screams brings together a range of works by contemporary artists in order to test psychoanalytic concepts of ‘subject-hood’ and the ways a subject’s counterpart, the ‘object,’ is animated by artistic and exhibition practices. The exhibition proposes subversions to how political and psychic power have been traditionally and consistently distributed in accordance to who is perceived to operate with agency and thought, in contrast to the disinvestment of groups and communities read as “other.”