Opening Thursday, October 19th, at 6:30PM
On view through Friday, November 17th
Join us Thursday, October 5th at Arts and Public Life for our Rare Earth exhibition program featuring Chicago-based poetry collective, Mykele Deville and Growing Concerns Poetry Collective.
Growing Concerns Poetry Collective fuses lyrical narrative, hip-hop poetry with original music, and soundscape to create spoken word performance that is greater than the sum of its parts.
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.
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.
Exhibition musical soundscape composed by Joshua Abrams, performed by Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society, from the record Simultonality, courtesy of the artist & Eremite Record. Listen to the full album here: goo.gl/C8xsmF
Gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday: 12–6pm
For special tours, please contact Nikki Patin at email@example.com
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: arts.uchicago.edu/cab
RARE EARTH 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.
DJ Duane Powell
Thursday, September 28 • 6:30–7:30pm
DJ Selah Say
Thursday, October 5 • 6:30–7:30pm
Joshua Abrams/Tomeka Reid/Dave Rempis
Thursday, October 12 • 6:30–7:30pm
Growing Concerns Poetry Collective
Thursday, October 19 • 6:30–7:30pm
Performances take place on the Pavilion at 265 E Garfield Blvd, at the intersection of Garfield Blvd and Prairie Ave.
ABOUT EXHIBITIONS AT THE ARTS INCUBATOR
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.