“Merdre!” In December 1896 the world was gifted with the premiere of Ubu Roi, an absurdist burlesque and a deep parody of Macbeth wherein an ambitious and cowardly man rises to power and then subsequently fails. It’s filled to bursting with profanity, bent wit, and dim social commentary. Here we are, our own year is winding down and there’s still way more to be said so onward.
January 3, 2017, 6:30-8:30PM
Directed by: Samuel D. Pollard
DuSable Museum of African American History: 740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637
December 30, 2016, 7-10PM
Firecat Projects: 2124 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
December 23, 2016, 8PM
Videos by: Catie Olson, Scott Oglesby, Josh Steinbauer, Anthony Montuori, Shane Levi & Lisa Purdy, Cara Kuball, Paul Hornschemeier, The Ciampa brothers & Tossy Cazabon, and Caitlin Duennebier
FLAT: 4125 W Melrose St, Chicago, IL 60641
Hey Chicago, submit your events to the Visualist here: http://www.thevisualist.org
Work by recent graduates of the Yale MFA Photography Program: Marzena Abrahamik, Endia Beal, Elizabeth Bick, Johanna Case-Hofmeister, Tommy Kha, Michael Marcelle, Sophie Ruspoli, Justin Schmitz, Sadie Wechler, and Rick Yribe.
Johalla Projects is located at 1821 W. Hubbard St. Reception Friday, 7-10pm.
Work by Plural.
Public Works Gallery is located at 1539 N. Damen Ave. Reception Friday, 7-10pm.
Work by James Pate.
DuSable Museum of African American History is located at 740 E. 56th Pl. Exhibition begins Saturday.
Work by Vesna Jovanovic.
Packer Schopf Gallery is located at 942 W. Lake St. Reception Friday, 6-9pm.
Work by Morgan Sims.
Bert Green Fine Art is located at 8 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1220. Reception Saturday, 5-8pm.
It’s that time of the week again. I don’t know about you, but the last three weeks I’ve been sweating bullets. Show last weekend, show this weekend, performing at Art Chicago. Jesus, does it never end? But really, for all my bitching, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love Chicago and all its bat-ass crazy art-ness. And now, for my picks for the weekend…
1. Vers10n Festival at Co-Prosperity Sphere (and the surrounding Bridgeport art community)
You can’t not love the Co-Pro Sphere for this shit! Ten years running, and the insanity continues.
Vers10n Festival in located (primary) in Bridgeport at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, The Benton House, Zhou B, and many, many more places. Opening party Friday at Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan St. from 8pm-2am.
2. The Black Panthers: Making Sense of History at DuSable Museum of African American History
Get a helping of history during your gallery crawl. Photographs by Stephen Shames.
The DuSable Museum of African American History is located at 740 E. 56th Pl. Show begins April 23rd and ends August 8th.
3. VictoryLand (you, I shall answer your letter) at Threewalls
Chicago bad-ass and revolutionary Claire Pentecost struts her stuff at Threewalls. An event not to be missed.
Threewalls is located at 119 N. Peoria St., #2A. Opening reception Friday at 6pm. Artist talk May 6th at 6pm. Show runs ’till May 22nd.
4. OPENING at The Part Time Gallery
A new space, who knows what you’ll find. Remember, new experiences are good for you!
The Part Time Gallery is located atÂ 5219 N. Clark St. Reception is Saturday from 7-10pm.
5. Transitions and Translations at Concertina Gallery
Theory, anyone? Work by Amanda Brinkman, Maureen A. Burns, Joel Kuennen, Susan Morelock, Jorge Mujica, Benjamin Pearson, and Brian Wallace.
Concertina Gallery – 2351 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd fl. Reception is Saturday from 7-10pm.