The first exhibition for the new Hyde Park Art Center at 5020 S. Cornell will be an explosion of new works by emerging and established artists with Chicago roots. The new Art Center will be a laboratory for experimental art and ideas. The innovative nature of the building’s architecture and the one-of-a-kind glass facade are designed to be resources that artists can use and transform in exciting ways. A select group of artists at all stages in their careers have been asked to create art works that respond to this challenge – a creative takeover.
A select group of artists at all stages in their careers have been asked to create art works that respond to this challenge – a creative takeover. Invited artists have proposed new works that utilize, incorporate, correspond or disrupt a particular space in the building. The exhibition will break down the distinctions between gallery and classrooms, hallways and offices, making the whole Art Center accessible to the creative process. Visitors will explore the entire building while experiencing site-responsive art works by a collection of the area’s finest artists. Expect the unexpected.
The photography, sculpture, installation, video, sound, painting and performance exhibited will not only create a dialogue with the architectural features and physical location of the new building, but also will highlight the community function and future role of the Hyde Park Art Center as a hotbed of cultural activity.