Oct 4th 2014

Join us for the official opening and book release,
Mothernism, Saturday 10/4
Cocktail Reception 5pm-9pm
Readings by Lise Haller Baggesen 5:30pm and 7:30pm,
(signed copies available for sale)

At the intersection of feminism, science fiction, and disco, Mothernism aims to locate the mother-shaped hole in contemporary art discourse. If the proverbial Mother is perhaps perceived as a persona non grata in the art world, because her nurturing nature is at odds with the hyperbolic ideal of the singular artistic genius, Mothernism amplifies her presence, channeling her energy, complexity, and sublime creative potential in a series of intimate and critical reflections.

Mothernism published by Poor Farm Press and Green Latern Press, 2014. Available for sale: http://www.spdbooks.org/Producte/9780988418554/mothernism.aspx?rf=1 Special thanks to Michelle Grabner and Caroline Picard.

Open Hours:
Sunday 10/5 2pm-5pm
Wednesday 10/8 5pm-8pm
Thursday 10/9 5pm-8pm
Friday 10/10 5pm-8pm
Saturday 10/11 12pm-4pm
Saturday 10/11 5pm Reading at Kavi Gupta (835 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607)
Sunday 10/12 2pm-5pm
Thursday 10/16 5pm-10pm
Saturday 10/18 Reading at Gallery 400 (time TBD,400 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607 )
Sunday 10/19 2pm-5pm
Sunday 10/26 2pm-5pm
Sunday 11/2 2pm-5pm

The installation at Ordinary Projects includes audio of the artist’s text, a collection of letters — dedicated with love from one mother to her dear daughter, sister, mother, and reader — fusing biography, music, art, and history into an auto-theoretical testimony that recalls and redefines the future imperfect.

About the Author:
Lise Haller Baggesen (1969) left her native Denmark for the Netherlands in 1992, to study painting at the Academy of Art and Industrial Design in Enschede and the Rijksacademy in Amsterdam. In 2008, she relocated with her family to Chicago, where she graduated from the School of the Art Institute in 2013 with an MA in Visual and Critical Studies. Over time, her painting practice evolved into a hybrid production, including teaching, curating, writing, and multimedia installation work.

She has shown internationally in galleries and museums including Overgaden in Copenhagen, the Municipial Museum in the Hague, MoMu in Antwerp, Wurttembergischem Kunstverein in Stuttgart, CAEC in Xiamen, The Poor Farm in Manawa, Wisconsin, 6018 North, Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

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