Sep 28th 2017

Rare Earth: weekly music performances

@ Arts Incubator

301 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL 60637

Opening Thursday, September 28th, from 6:30PM - 7:30PM

On view through Friday, November 17th

Join us Thursday, Sept. 28th at Arts and Public Life for our Rare Earth exhibition program featuring Chicago-based DJ, blogger, promoter and tastemaker, DJ Duane Powell.

Weekly live performances by local Chicago DJs and music artists on the outdoor pavilion features vintage CTA passenger buses serving as a compelling backdrop to a dynamic, urban sound-scape.

Rare Earth
A speakeasy of sound and images
Organized by Theaster Gates

September 22 – November 17, 2017

“Rare Earth” invites the viewer to experience chance arrangements and discover new correlations between built environments from around the world. The exhibition mines a broad survey of architectural and design images from the archives of Rebuild Foundation. Using roulette projections of 35mm slides and film, and accompanied by live performances by Chicago-based sound artists, image and sound combine into a score that offers a poetic imagining of the speculative city.

Gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday: 12–6pm
For special tours, please contact Nikki Patin at

Arts + Public Life is an Anchor Site of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

The UChicago Architecture Biennial Shuttle runs on an hourly loop on select Saturdays, making a stop at “Rare Earth”. Reserve your free ticket:


DJ Selah Say
Thursday, October 5 • 6:30–7:30pm

Joshua Abrams/ Tomeka Reid/ Dave Rempis
Thursday, October 12 • 6:30–7:30pm

Mykele Deville + Growing Concerns
Thursday, October 19 • 6:30–7:30pm

Weekly performances take place on the Pavilion at 265 E Garfield Blvd, at the intersection of Garfield Blvd and Praire Ave.


The exhibitions program at the Arts Incubator offers a platform for Chicago-based artists to thoughtfully engage with the global, contemporary art world in a localized environment. The unique positioning of this program acts as a catalyst for collaboration and exchange, creating a dynamic and critical space. Exhibitions are realized throughout the entirety of the building and the surrounding Washington Park area, fusing temporal, public space with the dedicated interior. This coupling is echoed with the public programming efforts, as we introduce the work of national artists to the local conversation.

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