We are living in a time of unprecedented technological wonder and the alarming consequences of unchecked “growth,” as natural, industrial and economic disasters threaten the patterns of ordinary life.
How can artists respond to and work against despair amid this ongoing economic, environmental, and social fragility? Are we the relief workers of the new collapse?
This winter and spring, Lucky Pierre as Lucky Pierre Free University has directed the collaborative seminar “The Sky Is Falling. The Money’s All Gone.” Over a period of 10 weeks LPFU facilitators and participants have together developed creative responses to themes of environmental and economic fragility.
The concluding event, Works Against Despair, will feature short presentations, performances, and gallery works displayed in the Propeller Fund Project Space at Mana Contemporary.
LPFU participating artists: Holly Abney, Jorge Jose Bolaños, Leo Damian Dorsey, Justin Goh, Ashley Hollingshead, Bettina Johnson, Kevin Kaempf, Michael LaHood, Heather Lindahl, Lora Lode, Gwenn-Aël Lynn, Ross Middleton, Martina Nehrling, Sara Nelson, Matthew Nicholas, Lara Oppenheimer, John Rich, Matthew Robinson, Emerson Sigman, Bill Talsma, Michael Thomas, Dolores Wilber, Moses Williams, Mary Zerkel.
Directions to Venue: Mana Contemporary Chicago is walking distance from the #9 Ashland bus or #8 Halsted bus. The entrance to Mana Contemporary Chicago is on the eastside of the building (off of Allport Street). Parking available.