INSIDE/WITHIN will be hosting public conversations with artists/curators included in the The Great Good Place. On November 19, we will hold a two-part moderated conversation on themes related to the exhibition – In-Office Studio & The New Nepotism.
In-Office Studio: A moderated conversation that will stem from Philip von Zweck’s project “Made at Work 2,” investigating the second iteration of the project that encourages artists to create work within the confines of their day job. The conversation will examine the difference between the first run of the project in 1999, as well as discuss the limits and structural benefits to the 9-5 work day for a practicing artist. Participants include: Philip von Zweck, Michael Thomas, and Holly Cahill
The New Nepotism: The New Nepotism will prompt participating artists and curators to speak on the subject of curating friends into projects and exhibitions. This moderated conversation will ask how including friends’ practices can help or hurt an exhibition, and what it means to the larger art community in Chicago. The conversation will also touch on what makes a friend in the digital age and if/how social media connections should be weighed in curatorial decisions. Participants include: Brandon Alvendia, Traci Fowler (Kitchen Space), Elizabeth Weiss (Spears), and Gan Uyeda and Raven Munsell (Third Object).
INSIDE\WITHIN was in founded in 2013 as a constantly updating web archive devoted to physically exploring and digitally exposing the creative spaces and processes of Chicago’s emerging and established artists. The platform continues to published four artist interviews a month, showcasing the spaces of local artists regardless of gallery representation or length of career. INSIDE\WITHIN has an upcoming exhibition at THE FRANKLIN this December that will feature the work of four previous artists from the site. INSIDE\WITHIN was a 2014 awardee of the Propeller Fund, a joint administered grant from Threewalls and Gallery 400 at The University of Illinois at Chicago.