The second in our series reports from the “Outer Regions” symposium, a diagram introduced by Adelheid Mers (created in response to Vilém Flusser’s essay “Exile and Creativity”) that proved an invaluable tool for discussion.
This isn’t the piece I would want to write, but somewhere there has to be a wager made that perhaps there is a failure on the part of art writers to develop language to address something with a vision alterior to their own.
Alderman Exhibitions is a commercial exhibition space in Chicago created by husband and wife team Garry Alderman and Ellen Hartwell Alderman. Since opening in 2011, the space has found positive support in the Chicago community. In this site profile, Ellen Hartwell Alderman discusses her motivations for opening the exhibition space and her goals for Alderman Exhibitions’ future.
The daughter of potato farmers, Angee Lennard chose the name “Spudnik Press” when she founded a nonprofit community printshop in her one-bedroom Chicago apartment in 2007. At the age of twenty-nine, Lennard is now the Executive Director of this burgeoning art space.
The Hyde Park Art Center was founded in 1939 by Senator Paul Douglas and other leaders of the New Deal. Very much in the spirit of the time, Harold Hayden, a Chicago artist and the Art Center’s first director, proclaimed that “art should be found wherever people work and live.”
In preparation for Version 12, an international arts festival and month-long urban experiment, Public Media Institute (PMI) is currently seeking “collaborators and partners to help us re-imagine the tactical urbanization of our hood.” Proposal are due March 1, 2012.