Past Events

COPIES AND TRANSFERS: Printmaking with Tamara Becerra Valdez

Date: Saturday, February 16
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Gallery 400

In this workshop, Valdez discusses the tools, techniques, and translation of ideas in relief and found object printmaking. Each participant creates an edition of “like” prints that will be equally redistributed among each other to create a Trade Portfolio. Valdez is an artist participating in the exhibition All things share the same breath

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Fluid Entanglements
Curated by Robyn Mericle

Date: Tuesday, February 5
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Gallery 400 Lecture Room

In conjunction with the current Gallery 400 exhibition, All have the same breath, Fluid Entanglements is a film screening curated by Robyn Mericle. The films in this lineup explore water and the natural landscape as lived, material realities inextricably intertwined with—not separate from, or merely subject to—human history, politics, and culture.

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Opening Reception: All have the same breath

Date: Friday, January 18
Time: 5-8pm
Location: Gallery 400

Join us in celebrating the opening of All have the same breath at Gallery 400. This interdisciplinary exhibition will be on view at Gallery 400 from January 18-March 9, 2018.

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Interactive Story/Text-Based Game Making Workshop

Date: Saturday, December 8
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Gallery 400

In this workshop led by VGA teaching artist Eden Ünlüata-Foley, participants will learn how to use Twine, a simple tool for making text-based games. No programming experience is required.

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Screening: Selections from Josh Tsui’s Insert Coin

Date: Wednesday, December 5
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Gallery 400

Get a sneak peek of the forthcoming feature Insert Coin: Inside Midway’s ‘90s Revolution, a documentary diving deep into the history of Midway Games. Josh Tsui will be in attendance to present and discuss the work.

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Chicago New Media Remix Night

Date: Wednesday, November 28
Time: 6pm
Location: Gallery 400

For one night only, Chicago-based game makers and new media artists Cat Bluemke, Ali Krouse, and Whitney Pow present video games that creatively rework, remix, and respond to specific pieces exhibited in Chicago New Media 1973-1992.

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Pixel Art Sprite Making Workshop

Date: Saturday, November 17
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Gallery 400

Led by VGA teaching artist Eden Ünlüata-Foley, this workshop gives participants the opportunity to create their own pixel art game sprites. No programming experience is required.

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CAVE2 Demonstration with Dan Sandin

Date: Wednesday, November 7
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: University of Illinois at Chicago’s Engineering Research Facility (ERF), 842 W. Taylor Street, Room 2036

Join UIC’s Electronic Visualization Lab (UIC’s EVL) co-director Dan Sandin for a special demonstration of Particle Dreams in Spherical Harmonics in the CAVE2: the next-generation virtual reality and visualization hybrid environment for immersive simulation and information analysis.

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Chicago New Media Symposium

Date: Thursday, November 1
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Gallery 400 Lecture Room

Join us for conversations on the history and influence of Chicago new media. Hosted by VGA Gallery and Gallery 400 to mark the opening of Chicago New Media 1973-1992, the symposium presents dialogues between participants in Chicago’s new media history and prominent media art history scholars.

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Opening Reception: Chicago New Media 1973-1992

Date: Thursday, November 1
Time: 5-8pm
Location: Gallery 400

Join us to celebrate the opening of Chicago New Media 1973-1992 at Gallery 400.  Chicago New Media 1973–1992 chronicles Chicago’s contributions to new media art by artists who worked at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory (UIC’s EVL), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and Midway Games and Bally.

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Opening Reception: Chicago Disability Activism, Arts, and Design

Join us to celebrate the opening of Chicago Disability Activism, Arts, and Design: 1970s to Today at Gallery 400, which explores how disabled artists and designers in Chicago were integral to the development of a local and national disability rights movement. Movement artist Barak adé Soleil presents a performance piece, from here to there, as part of the opening reception.

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