Tag Archives: The Chicago Effect

Creative Response to the Chicago Effect

Students from the Curatorial Practices course at SAIC, led by Abigail Satinsky, research curating in the expanded field of alternative and artist-run spaces. Based on ongoing research, they will program a night of creative response using archives, social practice, performance, and interventions. This event happens in correspondence with The Chicago Effect exhibition.

Institution as Signifier: Arts as Education, Education as Art

When artists appropriate education as art form, what is the impact on the spaces and platforms for arts education more broadly? Are there opportunities for artists and institutions to participate in public education? Along with practitioners in the field, Andrew Schachman leads a conversation about the dynamics of education as art practice. Participants include: Mike […]

Institution as Agent

Art practice today regularly appropriates administrative and managerial forms. Within this expanded field of organizational art production, what role can the community art center play in presenting and supporting it? Led by architect and Illinois Institute of Technology Professor Andrew Schachman, this discussion explores how such trends in art impact the operations of the institution. This […]

Exhibition Reception for Current Exhibitions

Join the artists, curators, and Art Center in celebrating the two new exhibitions on view: The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle and Front & Center. The building will be filled with new and recent work by over 33 artists from Chicago and around the US. The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle is an exhibition and public program that engages artists […]

75th Anniversary BBQ Block Party Bash

We may be old… but we still know how to party! Come celebrate the Art Center’s 75th Anniversary with art, music, food, and more.If you were a contemporary art venue deeply embedded in the Chicago community, what would you do to celebrate turning 75?Were you thinking…Bouncy House (got it) Petting Zoo (got it) Food Trucks (got ’em) Artist […]

The Chicago Effect Gallery Tour

Experience the current exhibition The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle with a tour from the curators Allison Peters Quinn and Megha Ralapati. The exhibition includes artwork that explores permeable boundaries, liminal spaces, and in-betweens, identifying and asserting the necessity of the middle as a fertile improvisational space that becomes a creative engine. The exhibition aims to consider the value of a […]