This event has been postponed
Hyde Park Art Center (5020 S. Cornell) is proud to celebrate the work of fifty artist-run spaces and organizations that fuel Chicago’s independent art scene in the upcoming exhibition Artists Run Chicago 2.0. For the first time since 2006, all six galleries in the Art Center will be dedicated to one exhibition on view from April 5 until July 12, 2020. The public reception with many of the artists will take place on Sunday, April 5, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m and feature live performances, free family art-making workshops, and exhibition tours.
To mark the ten-year anniversary of the original Art Center exhibition, Artists Run Chicago (2009), this upcoming exhibition examines the core motivations, trajectories, and philosophies that have made the past decade more generative for new models of artist-run initiatives to exist throughout the city and suburbs. As they did in the 2009 exhibition, participating artists-run spaces have continued to transform storefronts, apartments, warehouses, garages, and nomadic existences into environments in which art can be experienced at its most experimental and critical stage. These spaces challenge conventional expectations of exhibition, discourse, and community, encouraging us to consider the nature of art-devoted spaces and their relationship to each other, as well as the neighborhoods they embrace and the artists they support.
Artists Run Chicago 2.0 includes contributions from fifty artist-run spaces including:
062 Gallery, 4th Ward Project Space, 65Grand, ACRE Projects, Adds Donna, AMFM, Annas, Apparatus Projects, Bad@Sports, Blanc Gallery, Boundary, Chicago Art Department, Chuquimarca, Clutch, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Comfort Station, Compound Yellow, D Gallery, Devening Projects, Document, Experimental Sound Studio, Femme4Femme, The Franklin, Heaven, Iceberg Projects, Ignition Projects, Julius Caesar, Lawrence and Clark, LVL3, Material, Mujeres Mutantes, Night Light Studios & Gallery, Ohklahomo, Practise, Prairie, Roman Susan, Roots and Culture, The Silver Room, Slow, The Suburban, Sweet Water Foundation, table, Terrain Exhibitions, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Tropiteca, VGA Gallery, Wedge Projects, and Western Pole
Public Media Institute and Sixty Inches from Center will partner with Hyde Park Art Center to produce the exhibition publication as a component of the spring issue of LUMPEN Magazine, distributed for free in many art galleries, museums, and cultural venues across Chicago.
Free public programming accompanies this exhibition, including: opening afternoon performances, workshops, bike tours, and events throughout the city at the artist-run spaces held in conjunction with the exhibition. Please visit the Event calendar on our website (www.hydeparkart.org/events) in March for dates and full descriptions.
Artist Run Chicago 2.0 is organized by Noah Hanna and Allison Peters Quinn with contributions from Max Guy and Andi Crist. Logo provided by JNL design, Chicago.