Join us in Chicago for an exhibition featuring Art Work and our friends The Free Store. Temporary Services has organized the exhibition and coordinated a bunch of related events, all to take place at Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
We hope to see you for the opening reception on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, as well as for the events listed below.
On Saturday, January 30, members of Temporary Services will introduce the project and initiate a discussion about art, labor, and economics from 6:00-8:00 pm.
LOCATION AND HOURS
Gallery 400 at University of Illinois at Chicago
400 S. Peoria St., Chicago
January 26 – March 6, 2010
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm.
Thursdays open until 8:00 pm for The Free Store.
EVENTS AT GALLERY 400
• Opening reception: Wednesday, January 27, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
• Art Work introduction & discussion with Temporary Services: Saturday, January 30, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Please join us for a public discussion. Temporary Services will give a short introduction to the newspaper, its distribution and the events and discussions happening around the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The discussion will focus on how artists, art students, and arts professionals are coping with the miserable economic cli- mate we are living through and how we can build differ- ent, more ethical arts infra- structures for the future. DOWNLOAD FLIER
• The Free Store event: workers from the Greenhouses of Hope at Chicago’s Pacific Garden Mission talk: Saturday, February 6, 2:00 -5:00 pm
• Organize! What the Artists’ Union & The American Artists’ Congress Can Teach Us Today, talk by Nicolas Lampert: Monday, February 15, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Nicolas Lampert (Justseeds’ Artists Cooperative) will provide an overview of the Artists’ Union and the American Art- ists’ Congress, two of the leading voices for radical artists in the 1930s that responded to the Great Depression and the rise of fascism with collective action and aligning themselves with working class movements. The talk will segue to an open discussion about how artists today are addressing the present-day economic crisis. DOWNLOAD FLIER
• FAIR: two-day local maker and publisher fair, Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27. Noon – 6:00 pm both days
• Money drawing event with Harold Jefferies and screening of “You’re Gonna Miss Me” documentary, Friday, March 5, 2:00 – 6:00 pm (screening at 4:00 pm). Harold Jefferies is an artist working at the Little City Foundation art studios, outside Chicago, a program for artists with developmental disabilities. He has been making his own money for years. Harold will be drawing money and making exchanges with visitors. “You’re Gonna Miss Me” is a documentary about rock n roll pioneer Roky Erickson, whose band the 13th Floor Elevators coined the term “psychedelic rock” in the 60s. This film tells the story of Erikson’s family and their struggle to care for Roky, who suffers from schizophrenia. DOWNLOAD FLIER
• Reading Room: Half Letter Press presents Brian Holmes discussing his work: Saturday, March 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
• Last Day: The Free Store Blowout with Surprises!!: Saturday, March 6, 12:00 -8:00 pm