Mar 1st 2020

Catch the last day of Gesamt, an exhibition by Chicago-based artist Takashi Shallow. DJ Quicktastic will be playing a special soundtrack.

*Refreshments will be served

Takashi Shallow identifies imagined and real hierarchies that he presents through found objects and social engagement. His practice takes shape in part as a “music-ish” label called Gesamt, a body of work that pursues collaborative, interdisciplinary art.

On view in the gallery will be a series of collaborative projects by Shallow and other practitioners that showcases Gesamt’s synergetic and transmedium processes. Self-described as “medium translations,” Gesamt is the result of a system in which ideas are transmitted through a series of exchanges (think exquisite corpse) to achieve mutual elevation. It emphasizes process and product equally, stressing that there is no hierarchy between mediums, authorship, or outcome, but rather a synthesis of ideas that create a Gesamtkunstwerk, or a total work of art.

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