May 18th: Underground Gala Dinner at Land & Sea. Dept
June 15th: Birthday Bash at Salvage 1
threewalls blog - 2011
Bia Gayotto spent her May 2011 residency conducting interviews with bicultural Chicago residents. Full versions of her interviews are now available on our website here. The project has developed into a two channel video installation titled Somewhere in Between: Chicago 2011, and will also be included in Home – Place - Community: International Sociological Perspectives, by editors Margarethe Kusenbach, Krista Paulsen, and Melinda Milligan, and Peter Lang International Academic Publishers (Frankfurt, New York, Oxford). Bia has also been invited to be a fellow resident at Montalvo Arts Center where she plans to continue working on this project.
In late October, Susan Snodgrass conducted an interview with the artists included in our current show, Voices from the Center. Check out the podcast at Art Margins Online:
Stop by threewalls before December 10th to see the exhibition! You can also check out an interactive component of the show at http://www.voicesfromthecenter.net/
Help fund this project by threewalls artist in resdience, Casey Droege!
"For my current project "Tracks of my Tears" I have compiled a list of every song that has made me cry, dating back to 1991. (It gets a little fuzzier before that.) For each song, I've written and recorded a story about the moment I remember tears being induced. The recordings will be pressed into a limited edition run of 100 colorful 12 in. records."
More information is available at kickstarter.com
Gitte Bog's recent work is included in "Art of Work," an exhibition focusing on art and labor. Her piece, "La Chalana" stemmed from an interest and exploration into shoe shining. More information about that piece and other work in the show can be found here: Chicago Art Magazine. Gitte Bog completed a thematic residency at threewalls in the summer of 2009.
"Art of Work” is currently on view at Waubonsee Community College:
Arrowhead Room Gallery
Waubonsee Community College
Rt. 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9454
THE WORLD AS TEXT
DESIGNED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF JOHN PREUS
At the Reading Room // Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts
"writerly text is ourselves writing, before the infinite play of the world is traversed, intersected, stopped, plasticized by some singular system
(Ideology, Genus, Criticism) which reduces the plurality of entrances, the opening of networks, the infinity of languages" -Roland Barthes
Visit the blog or continue reading for a schedule of events.
posted June 4, 2011 in residents
Erin Thurlow and Rena Leinberger, two past artists in residence, will be participating in an upcoming show at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, New York. If you're in the area this summer, check it out:
Heat Island:: Smack Mellon
Brooklyn, New York.
June 18 - July 31
Opening: Saturday, June 18, 5-8pm
Rena Leinberger. Plan, 2011
Place/No Place by Chiara Galimberti
Resident Bia Gayotto's video "Trading Places: Los Angeles" is included in In a Strange Land, a group exhibition organized by AREA Chicago at Calles Y Sueños. The shows opens tonight, June 4th, and there will be a weekly series of events in conjunction with the show.
June 4 - July 4
Calles Y Sueños
1900 S Carpenter
Opening event: Saturday, June 4, 7-11 PM
Closing event: A counter-nationalist cook-out, party and speak-out – Sunday, July 3, 5-11 PM
Continue reading for more opening photos!
Lori Waxman's essay on Mindy Rose Schwartz is here! You can download a PDF of Vintage Tchotchkes of My Very Own Mindscape, or stop by threewalls for a hard copy.
Also be sure to check out Annika Marie's essay, Kelly Kaczynski: Staging the Un-Scene.
We'll be making all of our future SOLO publications available for download.
posted March 1, 2011 in salonsThank you to all those who attended tonight's "Crisis-Free Art Criticism" SALON!
posted February 23, 2011 in salonsDue to illness, Anna Cerniglia of Johalla Projects was unable to join us for the "Curating the Turn" SALON on February 8, but she did share her thoughts with us on her own curatorial process and some of the key points that came up during the SALON.
posted February 16, 2011 in salons--Ania Szremski, SALON curator
Of course, the idea of a curator whose role is increasingly hybridized with the figure of the artist and the educator, and for whom the role of language is increasingly important (whether through the scholarship that he or she produces in conjunction with the exhibition, or through roundtables or other such pedagogically-oriented events) hardly feels novel anymore. But, interestingly, during our SALON on February 8th, there appeared to be some resistance to that idea here in Chicago.As independent curator Kelly Shindler pointed out during the Salon, Chicago is not exactly an “institutional” city. If debates about the relative power of the creative curator (or the ethics regarding his or her “co-authorship” of an exhibition) make sense in New York or in European cities, it’s because those cities have a very different artistic ecology, so to speak. As Eric May and Aay Preston-Myint attested to, Chicago is characterized by its plethora of small, independent artist-run spaces, where such concerns don’t really enter into the equation. Both Eric and Aay described their curatorial work as a relatively hands-off endeavor, through which they tried to help other artists show their work in the best manner possible, without imposing a curatorial vision. The concept of “ethics” or “responsibility” towards the artist was often mentioned in this regard; both artist-curators felt they had a responsibility towards other artists to allow them to represent their work as they saw fit, and in their own terms. This point of discussion brought forth a lot of comments from SALON attendees, and piqued my curiosity as to why this unspoken ethical code for artist-run spaces exists (you must not show your own work, you must show the work as the artist intended, etc.). It was often brought up in the discussion that Chicago is great for artists and curators alike because there are so many of these small spaces that are so easy to access; which makes me wonder, if there are so many “safe spaces” for experimentation, why be so cautious? Perhaps Chicagoans should not be so self-congratulatory in this regard. Why not think more self-reflexively about the possibilities for curating, and engaging more actively with the debates that occur elsewhere in the world - could the reticence to do so be indicative of a somewhat apathetic hermeticism?
Attendees at Mindy Rose Schwartz's artist talk listened to poetry and partook in petit fours and refreshing elixirs. Continue reading for more images.
posted February 12, 2011 in events
All Images from Subtitles 1: Doves and Crocodiles. � Jenny Ramos
Subtitles, curated and organized by , is an event series inspired by the writings of Edgar Allen Poe, Doris Lessing and Roald Dahl. Subtitles happens on the third Friday of every month. Programs include video screenings/installations, new media, sound art, performance and literary readings.
Inspired by the writing of Roald Dahl, the next event is in the series is happening on Friday, February 18th.
posted February 5, 2011 in events
Penelope Bingham kicked off the first lecture in our Public Culture series with "Who Cooks? American Cookbooks and Changes in Gender Roles." If you missed it, be sure to check out the next installment in the series, Chad Elias's "How to Do Things With Words in Public Space" on Tue, Feb 15 from 7:00-9:00PM.
All photos � Jenny Ramos. Continue reading for more.