Sep 15th 2017

Aspect/Ratio Gallery’s project brings international video to Chicago at large. The selected work aims to bring an international roster of artists in order to situate Chicago within an expanded global network of durational arts practitioners. This exhibition is curated by Pia Singh and Jefferson Godard of Aspect/Ratio

‘You Will Not See Me’ brings together artists, performers and filmmakers to investigate the reception of video work in and through Chicago’s unchartered, unconventional art spaces. In order to investigate our relation to time, space and Chicago’s urban sprawl, we present a select showcase of video work embedded within locally specific histories, connecting works to the cultural context of each selected site, in an attempt to further an exchange of artistic dialogue between Chicago and artists from other parts of the world. Different sites will be temporarily activated through video work, creating a urban video laboratory that invites visitors to neighborhood cultural centers they may otherwise never visit, nor understand, as sites for extending the conversation we often situate in the visual arts. These video interventions will serve the public as well as the cultural spaces they are exhibited in to place a spotlight on the agency of video as a medium of political resistance.

Artists on view include Ashish Avikunthak, Wim Delvoye, Ana Maria Millán, Mika Rottenberg, and Sterling Ruby

Videos will be on view at locations across Chicago:

Kim’s Corner Foods, September 15-17, 1371 W Estes Ave, Chicago IL 60626

Comfort Station, September 16, 1:00pm-5:00pm, 2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60647

Chicago Art Department, September 16, 10:00am-2:00pm

Logan Theater, September 17, 2:00-4:00pm

Lawrence and Clark, September 23, 4751 N. Clark St., Chicago IL 60640

Opened in 2012, Aspect/Ratio is a commercial art gallery focusing on video and performance based artworks from an international group of emerging and established artists.

Aspect/Ratio represents the careers of: Nick Albertson, Einat Amir, Guy Ben-Ner, Iris Bernblum, Alejandro Figueredo Díaz-Perera, Díaz Lewis, Desirée Holman, Orr Menirom, Martin Murphy, Sabina Ott, Casilda Sánchez, and Bryan Zanisnik. Gallery shows have garnered reviews in Artforum, Modern Painters, Art in America, The Chicago Tribune, Hyperallergic, ArtFCity, New City, Bad at Sports amongst others. Publications such as Travel + Leisure, Interior Design and CS Interiors have featured our artists. Gallery artists have shown internationally at institutions including: The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Israel Museum, The TATE Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The New Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago and Sculpture Center.

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