Humans. Our friends at ACRE lent us a radio station so we could play “Pirates” in Miami. It only seems right that we thank them by reminding you that their funding auction is happening this Friday night at Heaven Gallery! Let get out there and show them the love.
Full IMAGE SET on Flickr
To that end I have pulled a sort of random set of images from their auction catalog and reposted their text below.
Howdy Cowboys & Cowgirls!
ACREÂ invites you to join us for an escape to the Country onÂ December 9thÂ atÂ Heaven Gallery! Shine up your spurs, polish your boots and pick out your best plaid for a night of art, music and dancing! The night will feature aÂ silent and live auctionÂ hosted by Brandon Alvendia and Lil’ Elote. Get into the country-spirit and whet your whistle at theopen barÂ stocked with a selection of Lagunitas beers, wine and hard cider and compete for a special prize in the edibleÂ cornucopia eating contest. Swing your pardner along to the sounds ofÂ The Golden Horse Ranch Band, warm-up to the sweet murder ballads ofÂ Eileen, and cut a rug whenÂ Chances DancesÂ break out their country dance tunes. Be sure to dress in your country finest and get your one-of-a-kindÂ live portraitÂ by anÂ ACREÂ resident.Â ACREÂ is raising funds for it’s Exhibitions program and 2012 Residency Program.Â ACREÂ is dedicated to providing support to emerging artists and fostering an ever expanding community of cultural producers.
Bid on new art works by Chicago artists andÂ ACREÂ alumni in both a silent and live auction! Featuring work by Adam Grossi, Alex Chitty, Alyse Ronayne, Aron Gent, Ben Driggs, Brandon Anschultz, Bryan Lear, Caitlin Arnold, Caroline Picard, Chris Meerdo, Dan Bradica, Daniel Shea, Jacob Chris Hammes, Jan Tichy, Jennifer Ray, Jeremy Bolen, Jessica Taylor Caponigro, Julia Klein, Kelly Kaczynski, Kristina Paabus, Laurie Palmer, Leo Kaplan, Matt Austin, Michelle Grabner, Olivia Valentine, Steve Reinke, Tara Hilss, Thad Kellstadt, Todd Diederich, Young Joon Kwak, Zak Arctander, and more! The silent auction will end and live auction will begin at 9:30. Cash, check and most major credit cards are accepted. Art work will be available to be taken home that night.
LIVE PORTRAIT DRAWING
Get a unique portrait solo or with a friend by a talented emerging artist. Participating artists include Betsy Odom, Caroline Carlsmith, Carson Fisk-Vittori, Chiara Keeling-Gonzalez, Lauren Beck, Leo Kaplan, Liz McCarthy, Michael Hunter, Michael Kloss, Nick Wylie, Ron Ewert, and Virginia Aberle.
CORNUCOPIA EATING CONTEST
Contestants compete in teams of two to gobble the most produce, chocolate and other goodies spilling out of five large cornucopias. TheÂ cornucopiasÂ are fair game too- they’re made of bread! Prizes will be awarded for total amount of food eaten, and crowd pleasing-est groups.
ACREÂ (Artistsâ€™ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions)Â is a volunteer-run non-profit based in Chicago devoted to employing various systems of support for emerging artists and to creating a regenerating community of cultural producers.Â ACREÂ investigates and institutes models designed to help artists develop, present, and discuss their practices by providing forums for idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects. Each year,ACREÂ conducts a summer residency program in rural Steuben, Wisconsin, bringing together over 100 artists, musicians, and thinkers to make and discuss their work. Back in Chicago,ACREÂ provides opportunities for all of its residents to exhibit at eitherÂ ACREProjects, a storefront gallery in Pilsen, or one of over 10 partner spaces.
More information aboutÂ ACREÂ can be found atÂ acreresidency.org.
Heaven GalleryÂ is a non-profit gallery and multi-disciplinary artsÂ space in Chicagoâ€™s Wicker Park neighborhood that encourages, mentors,Â and presents new and emerging artists, musicians, and filmmakers to audiencesÂ throughout Chicagoland and beyond. In order to encourage submissions from theÂ widest diversity of artists, regardless of their financial situation, HeavenÂ Gallery widely promotes our open proposal process, and does not charge submissionÂ or exhibition fees. All of our programs are open to the public.
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Universe. It is only 2 more days till we open up in Miami Beach in the mighty Ox-Bow Cabin.
Are you ready?
We will be..
1. We are going to be in Miami.
2. We are going to make 48 hours of Bad at Sports in one weekend.
3. We are going to do that by broadcasting “pirate style” from a cabin at the middle of NADA.
5. Our Ox-Bow cabin is in fact an entirelyÂ separateÂ piece of art byÂ Jonas Sebura and Alex Gartelmann.
6. We have a limited amount of kick ass t-shirts which will be available for purchase.
7. YES â€“ THIS MEANS FOR FOUR DAYS YOU CAN LISTEN TO US ALL THE FUCKING TIME. This could change your life.
8. Richard has promised to dress like a pirate.
That is all.
Here we are at the end of this cycle of the Social Practice (SoPra) interviews from Open Engagement 2011 and just in time we received this posting from the magical land of Portland…
is an international conferenceÂ that sets out to explore various perspectives onÂ art and social practice and expand the dialogueÂ around socially engaged art making. The OpenÂ Engagement conference is an initiative of PortlandÂ State Universityâ€™s Art and Social Practice MFAÂ concentration. Directed and founded byÂ JenÂ Delos ReyesÂ and planned in conjunction withÂ Harrell FletcherÂ and the Art and Social PracticeÂ students, this yearâ€™s conference features keynoteÂ presentersÂ Tania Bruguera,Â Shannon Jackson, andÂ Paul Ramirez Jonas. The work by these artists andÂ scholars touchÂ on subjects including politics,Â economies, education, and representation.
Through conversations, presentations, workshops, interviews, open reflections, andÂ related projects created for or presentedÂ at the conference, we will be investigating,Â questioning, celebrating, and challenging theÂ current state of art and social practice. ThisÂ conference is a site where an intergenerationalÂ exchange can occur between emerging artists andÂ established artists. This is also a site whereÂ transdisiplinary conversation is possible.
You are invited toÂ contributeÂ to OPEN ENGAGEMENT:Â Art and Social Practice by submitting yourÂ proposals for projects, performances, tours,Â interventions, presentations, or panel ideasÂ (other formats are also welcomed).
We are organizing thematic groupings throughoutÂ the conference, so if applicable markÂ your submission under one of the followingÂ categories:Â Politics
SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE JANUARY 3, 2012.
GO TOÂ WWW.OPENENGAGEMENT.INFOÂ TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FORM.
is a free conference that willÂ take placeÂ May 18-20, 2012, in Portland, Oregon.
Contributors are not asked to pay a registrationÂ fee and the public will not be charged to attend. Â Contributors to the event will be supported in theÂ following ways: participants from out of town willÂ be housed in Portland homes, select meals duringÂ the conference will be provided emphasizingÂ community dining, and a variety of transportationÂ will be provided drawing on Portlandâ€™s bike cultureÂ and public transportation.
Good news for long time friend of Bad at Sports, Anthony Elms, he is heading to Philadelphia to curate for the Institute of Contemporary Art!
We say Hell Yes!
Anthony’s departure will be a major loss to this community but our loss, is there gain and it is nice to know that the Philadelphia recognized what we had. We are sure that this is just theÂ beginning of some fabulous things for our friend and regular contributor, Anthony.
Photo: Erin Leland
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART APPOINTS
ANTHONY ELMS AS NEW CURATORÂ Â
The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, is pleased to
announce that Anthony Elms will be joining the ICA as Associate Curator. Anthony
has worked as an independent curator and writer, and he was Assistant Director
of Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago for six years. He edits and is
the curator of WhiteWalls, an alternative space for artistsâ€™ publication projects
founded in the 1970s. Anthony is just completing work as part of the organizational
team behind this yearâ€™s PERFORMA visual art performance biennial in New York.
â€œIt is common to think of museums like the ICA as non-collecting, but that isn’t true,â€
Anthony said. â€œThey do not have art objects, but they collect histories and
experiences with the artists that have exhibited. In that sense, I could not be
happier to join a museum with the distinguished and energetic collection of the ICA.â€
â€œI am looking forward to having Anthonyâ€™s vision, and his passion for publications,
enrich the work of our stellar curatorial team,â€ says Robert Chaney, Interim Director.
â€œWe met Anthony when he co-curated the Sun Ra exhibition that ICA hosted,
organized by Hyde Park Art Center,” adds Senior Curator Ingrid Schaffner. “This is a
wonderful outcome to our first collaboration,â€ adds Senior Curator Ingrid Schaffner.
Anthonyâ€™s recent projects includeÂ Blast Counterblast;Â More Alive Than Those Who
Made Them;Â Glenn Ligon / A People on the Cover,Â andÂ Unicorn Basking in the Light
of Three Glowing Suns.Â He was a co-curator ofÂ Pathways to Unknown Worlds: Sun
Ra, El Saturn and Chicago’s Afro-Futurist Underground 1954-1968, which enjoyed
enormous success when it traveled to ICA in 2009. His writings have appeared in
Afterall, Art Asia Pacific,Â Art Papers,Â Artforum,Â May Revue,Â Modern Painters,Â New
Art Examiner, andÂ Time Out Chicago, and he has also written essays for numerous
catalogues. He received a BFA in painting from Michigan State University and an
MFA from the University of Chicago, and he continues to exhibit as an artist. In
addition, Anthony is an enthusiastic drummer and record collector. He is also
interested in ghosts.Â