Opening Thursday, October 12th, from 6:30PM - 7:30PM
On view through Friday, November 17th
Join us Thursday, October 12th at Arts and Public Life for our Rare Earth exhibition program featuring Chicago-based bassist & composer, Joshua Abrams.
Joshua Abrams, Tomeka Reid and Dave Rempis have been vital players in Chicago’s creative music landscape for the past 20 years. Individually they have appeared on over 200 albums and have toured throughout North America & Europe, as well as Brazil, Russia, & Japan. In recent years Abrams has released 4 records on eremite records under the rubric of Natural Information Society, Reid has issued The Tomeka Reid Quartet on Thirsty Ear and co-leads the collective trio Hear In Now, and Rempis continues to work & record with the Rempis Percussion Quartet and has released many albums on his label, Aerophonic Records. This will be the trio’s third performance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org