Episode 195: InCUBATE

May 24, 2009 · Print This Article

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This week: Duncan and guest host Randall Szott talk to the fine folks from InCubate. After that interesting interview we flush the whole effing thing down the toilet by reviewing Harry Potter the Exhibition, where porno and Matthew Barney are discussed.

About InCUBATE (from their website):

In ways that have only become possible in the past few years, artist collectives and experimental institutions have begun to actively re-imagine alternate art worlds and alternative forms of curatorial practice in an attempt to disengage from the more traditional strategies governing today’s art market.

InCUBATE is a research institute dedicated to challenging current infrastructures, specifically how they affect artistic production. As art historians and arts administrators, our goal is to explore the possibility of developing financial models that could be relevant to contemporary art institutions, as well as collective or individual artist projects working outside an institution. Particularly, we are exploring financial models which are less constrained by external controls and market concerns and which are more effective, more realistic, and more relevant to both art and the everyday. Our goal is to continue to conceptualize new possible situations, document these innovations, and make this information available to everyone.

InCUBATE does not have non-profit status, instead we see our role as exploring new possibilities outside of the traditional models of 501c3 tax exempt status. We are interested in creating a network of opportunities and creative discussions, as well as sharing resources for creative urban and community planning and self-sustaining situations for art production. These activities include investigating current practices in public/private sponsorships for arts organizations, debating the pros and cons of incorporating as a non-profit, alternative means for financing ‘under-the-radar’ arts projects, and hosting exhibitions and symposiums to spark public discussion.

Centered in a storefront space adjacent to Chicago’s historic Congress Theater, we consider our location to be an integral part of our activities and mission. We are interviewing local artists, curators, organizers, and collectives whose thinking extends beyond traditional modes of production and distribution. These discussions will be made public in order to start an open source of information-sharing about processes and strategies. While exploring our own process of becoming a research institute, we will also become a resource for others, which will manifest in various on-going projects.

One of these projects aims to assist the production of future projects. Through using the open source software MediaWiki, InCUBATE plans to create a wiki that will function to collect information for projects, collect historical and contemporary data about discursive art making, as well as information directed by the wiki users.
Mel Bochner
Rhona Hoffman
Magical Realism
Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing
Jason Dunda
Jeff Ward
Joanna Topor Mackenzie
Harry Potter: the Exhibition
InCUBATE
Congress Theater
Sunday Soup
InCUBATE’s residency program
Masters of Arts Administration at SAIC
Free Bowl at Sunday Soup
Michael Coolidge
Bloomingdale Trail
Humboldt Park
Creative Time’s Democracy In America
The Sky Dive
Mess Hall
Tanda Foundation
Area Chicago
Hyde Park Art Center
Artist Run Credit League
Fractured Atlas
Al Gore
Chicago Underground Library
The OC
Bridge Magazine
Green Lantern
threewalls
New Girl Law
Institutional Critique
Art Workers Coalition
Group Material
Gordon Matta-Clark’s Food
Other Options
Eyebeam
Material Exchange
Exchequer
Museum of Science and Industry
Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination
Lord of the Rings: the Exhibition
Matthew Barney

7 Responses to “Episode 195: InCUBATE”

  1. This is great info for us all. Glad you posted this. I am subscribing to this blog. Manny

  2. This was a nice piece, although I must admit I am extremely uncomfortable with Duncan not liking soup. Has anyone developed a plan to address this important issue?

    Thanks!

  3. Anne,

    I have known Duncan for some time now, and I have always been mystified by his culinary limitations. He is a suprisingly fussy eater.

    We are going to stage an intervention.

    R

  4. Yeah, I don’t know Duncan. I even could get through the Neo-Con addiction of yours, but your culinary habits — I still haven’t adjusted to your confession that you eat ketchup on Chicago hotdogs. I think that may be illegal. It is definitely immoral.

  5. As long as Duncan eats something from the five basic food groups of sugar, starch, fat, grease and alcohol everyday, he should be fine.

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