May 16th 2019

Carpet Diem re-pre-sent-ed by the Shag gs kilim softly: spices, lifeses. A squar’d MC, an out-of-the-box confection and conflation, sometimes constraints are freeing. Who is the one in the sum? Whose are the bodies in the sum? What happened to all the hot lava we were promised?

Or so Jesse Malmed, host of Carpet Diem, frames the tone of this one-night-only artistic showcase. Making creative use of the limitations intrinsic to an area rug, performances respond to the concept of allotted space and the idea of a carpet. Each artist has a short burst to present, perform, or transform their interpretation of the evening’s themes. ‘Carpet Diem’ is presented in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Alberto Aguilar moves on human scale,’ on view April 26 – June 15 at Gallery 400.

Performances by:
Saki Nosaki
Erin Hayden
Katy Albert
Chris Santiago
Ruby T
Alejandro Jiménez-Flores
No Fingers



Real-time Captioning (CART) and Personal Assistance is provided for this event.

At Gallery 400, we strive to continually increase the accessibility of our physical space, exhibitions, and programs. Through growing relationships with community partners and the disability community in Chicago, we work creatively to integrate access into our exhibition and program planning from the outset, rather than as an afterthought. In the future, our team will continue to work transparently with individuals and organizations to improve our institutional practices and create spaces that are inclusive to all. We welcome feedback and ideas you may have.

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Gallery 400 is on the first level of the Art & Exhibition Hall at UIC, an ADA compliant building. The Art & Exhibition Hall is accessible by a push-button automatic door. The Gallery is accessible by a set of stairs with a railing or by elevator (Level 1R). If you experience issues with building access, please notify Gallery 400 staff at 312-996-6114 or building manager Chris Markin at 312-413-1001. If any temporary barriers arise, we will post updates as a status on Gallery 400’s social media platforms.

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