‘Chicago New Media 1973-1992’ pays tribute to the city’s contribution to video games and digital art

11/25/2018
‘Chicago New Media 1973-1992’ pays tribute to the city’s contribution to video games and digital art
Montana, Jane Veeder, video, 1982. Courtesy of Jane Veeder and VGA Gallery.
The following article was first published by the Chicago Reader in November, 2018. Chicago isn't immediately associated with technology's vanguard in the popular imagination. But Gallery 400's current exhibition, "Chicago New Media 1973-1992," focuses on the city's contribution to new media history through a broad installation of video games, digital art, video... +

Inner Telescope: Eduardo Kac

10/04/2018
Inner Telescope: Eduardo Kac
Eduardo Kac, Inner Telescope, 2018. Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago. Photo courtesy of artist.
Inner Telescope: Eduardo Kac
Eduardo Kac, Inner Telescope, 2018. Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago. Photo courtesy of artist.
Inner Telescope: Eduardo Kac
Eduardo Kac, Inner Telescope, 2018. Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago. Photo courtesy of artist.
Inner Telescope: Eduardo Kac
Eduardo Kac, Inner Telescope, 2018. Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago. Photo courtesy of artist.
Sep 07-Sep 30, 2018 Co-curated with Fulla Abdul-Jabbar About the show: Inner Telescope is a solo exhibition  by Eduardo Kac (pronounced “Katz”) of an artwork created for the conditions of Outer Space. Central to this show is an abstract form of the same name—an Inner Telescope conceived for zero gravity, having neither top nor bottom, neither front nor back, and which was realized aboard the International Space Station by French astronaut... +

Stitching Temporalities

09/15/2018
Stitching Temporalities
Adrian Piper, Everything #2.8, 2003. Photocopied photograph on graph paper, sanded with sandpaper, overprinted with inkjet text, 8.5 x 11 inches. Private Collection. Courtesy of MoMA. © Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin
Stitching Temporalities
Adrian Piper, The Mythic Being: I Embody Everything You Most Hate and Fear, 1975. Oil crayon on gelatin silver print. 8 x 10 inches. Collection Thomas Erben, New York. Courtesy of MoMA. © Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin.
The following article was first published by The Seen in September 2018. Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions 1965– 2016 collects nearly 300 individual works of the artist’s work, beginning with late-adolescent paintings, to more recent reflections on the Black Lives Matter movement. What emerges from this assembly is an ongoing interrogation of the frameworks that shape everyday experience. By employing performance, video, writing, sculpture, and photography,... +

If the hours were already counted: Angelika Markul

08/03/2018
If the hours were already counted: Angelika Markul
Angelika Markul If the hours were already counted, 2016. Installation video with music by Simon Ripoll-Hurier. Film, black and white, sound, 11’47’’ loop. Naica crystal framed and a crystal-shaped installation.
May 11-July 29, 2018 / Sector 2337, Chicago "This is a landscape where one knows one is not welcome within, but where one wants to stay. The scientists are decked out in suits to prevent the cave’s extreme heat and atmosphere from getting to them, but even that is not enough. The explorers are later shown inside a plastic quarantine chamber with an A/C unit, in two sets of shots that look as if they come from the latest Sci-Fi horror blockbuster. As the film loops within itself (the film... +