Join the artists to celebrate the opening of Cosmosis. This exhibition includes work by Daniel Baird, Sarah and Joseph Belknap, Erica Bohm, Jeremy Bolen, Dana Carter, Joseph Cruz, Carrie Gundersdorf, Jason Lazarus, New Catalogue, Trevor Paglen, Jefferson Pinder, Nicholas Sagan and Erin Washington.
For the exhibition reception of Cosmosis, Douglas Ewart, esteemed AACM member and musician, will perform at 2pm, followed by John Corbett playing a selection of Sun Ra’s music from the Experimental Sound Studio archives. There will also be sun-gazing with Sarah + Joseph Belknap.
Cosmosis investigates how the cosmos and the scientific fields of physics and cosmology continue to inspire artistic production, exerting great influence on our understanding of the universe and our place therein.
The exhibition brings together a group of artists whose interest in the cultural significance of the cosmos leads in multiple directions, intersecting with the fields of aesthetics, anthropology, philosophy, and others grounded in different art-making strategies and material explorations. After all, scientific developments and breakthroughs inevitably have great cultural relevance and ramifications, often contributing to our sense of identity and role both as individuals and collectively within society. As is often the case: to look outward and beyond is also to look inward.
Cosmosis was selected by and presented in partnership with the Contemporary Arts Council, an independent not-for-profit organization founded in 1994 by art enthusiasts devoted to supporting Chicago-area contemporary art and artists, and expanding members’ appreciation of the diversity of Chicago’s arts scene, and curated by Steven L. Bridges, Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
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