Sep 22nd 2017

Rare Earth

@ Arts Incubator in Washington Park

301 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL 60637

Opening Friday, September 22nd, at 6PM

On view through Friday, November 17th

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

“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.


Opening Reception: Kiara Lanier
Friday, September 22 • 6–8pm

Duane Powell
Thursday, September 28 • 6:30–7:30pm

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

Josh Abrams
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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