Sep 17th 2016

More Strange Than True

@ Pulaski Park

1419 W Blackhawk St, Chicago, IL 60642

Opening Saturday, September 17th, from 2PM - 5PM

On view through Saturday, November 12th

Artists: Elizabeth Atterbury, Dana Carter, Ramón Miranda Beltrán, Dana Levy, Michael Rado and Fran Lightbound, Bailey Romaine and Aaron Walker, Michal Samama, Adam Schreiber and Ann Toebbe.

Curated by FIELDWORK

Fieldwork’s inaugural exhibition, “More Strange Than True,” takes place in the in the upper level corridor of the Pulaski Park field house and its title refers to the estrangement or separation that currently exists between Chicago’s public parks and the city in general.

Due to the unknown existence of some of these parks, the 11 artists and teams in this exhibition were asked to relate to Pulaski Park in a distanced, mental and imaginative way rather than in a physical way. Although the artworks are site-specific, artists were asked to avoid visiting the space and to instead re-imagine the space with the assistance of a detailed floor plan made specifically for this show, the description of the space by the curators, archival materials, and research. Fundamental to the artists’ project is the dynamic evolution between public and private spaces.

The exhibition opens on September 17th from 2:00-5:00pm in upper level corridor of the Pulaski Park field house and will be open until November 12.

This exhibition was created in partnership with the Chicago Park District and Pulaski Park.

Fieldwork Collaborative Projects NFP (FIELDWORK) is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing cultural capital in the Chicago region. Fieldwork seek potentials already latent within the region’s existing networks and spaces such as the Park District, Transportation Authorities and Public Schools. We develop relationships between artists, curators, designers, urbanists, and other professionals from a wide range of disciplines, civic authorities and communities. Each interdisciplinary experiment allows a diverse range of participants to invent, develop, and rehearse protocols to facilitate future collaborations.

Working beyond the confines of the art museum or gallery, we organize performances and collaborate to curate exhibitions to extend latent cultural potential within existing Chicago infrastructures. Our work helps to imbue spaces normally conceived for sport, recreation and transportation into platforms for cultural experiences. We collaborate with city officials and other public agencies to expand and re-think their own agendas and projects.

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