SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: Corpo Ilicito: The Post-Human Society #69 Friday, October 30, 2009. 6:30pm. FREE. Columbia College Chicago , 618 S. Michigan , 2nd Floor
Join us for a debut performance by members of La Pocha Nostra, the acclaimed Mexican-American “trans-disciplinary organization” and 2009-2010 Critical Encounters Artists-in-Residence. “Corpo Ilicito” is the third in the group’s Mapa-Corpo series and will feature Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Violeta Luna and Roberto Sifuentes. The new piece tackles this historic moment of reinvention by looking into the past and attempting to prognosticate a possible future without resorting to quick fixes and false hopes. Using performance bodies as sites for political reinvention and poetic prophesying, La Pocha Nostra explores both the legacy of fear of the Other, the criminalization of the brown body inherited by the Bush administration, and the emerging culture of hope, imagination and faith that has developed in response to the former world order.
The Art History Council of Columbia College Chicago is hosting a workshop on researching and applying to Graduate Schools. Check out the info below:
GRADUATE APPLICATION WORKSHOP!
Need help figuring out how to begin Graduate School research, how to fill out those darn applications, and how many schools should you apply to?
GET TIPS and ASSISTANCE at the Graduate Application Workshop. Hosted by the Art History Council and facilitated by Cate Lagueux, a professional in the Columbia College Graduate Admissions Department, students can come learn how to develop letters of interest, personal statements, and organizational skills that really make a difference. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29TH 6:30P, 623 SOUTH WABASH RM#715
Creative & Visionary Bodies: A Workshop for Cultural Workers
Wednesday, October 28, 1pm-4pm 916 S. Wabash, Room 215 Chicago, IL 60605
Facilitated by La Pocha Nostra: Robert Sifuentes and Guillermo Gómez-Peña.
Using bodies as sites for political reinvention and poetic prophesying, the workshop will examine the human body as a site for radical spirituality, memory, penance, activism, stylized anger and corporeal reinvention.
The question we are asking is: As artists, what will be our new voice and role in the post-Bush era? We all have been left standing atop a political, economic, cultural and spiritual disaster site. This tragic inheritance requires the immediate intervention of artists and intellectuals. Not only should we articulate and chronicle the change, but we also can partake in the healing process that also includes a certain element of reflection, and a vast amount of imagination.
FREE but space is limited: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 26, 2009
Presented by The Center for Community Arts Partnerships and the Center for Teaching Excellence in collaboration with La Pocha Nostra
Just a reminder to check out Odd Sundays Salon Open Studio tomorrow, October 25th. Columbia College Fine Art Faculty member, Joan Giroux opens her doors and welcomes all who possess a creative interest to participate in positive and enriching dialogues. This is a great chance to meet artists, students, educators and other community members. Feel free to bring your work, ideas, questions, curiosities and a friend or two.
OS SOS 2134 N Sawyer, Chicago 60647 3:30 to 7:00pm
If you’re looking for something cool to do tonight, head down to the South Side Community Art Center from 6-10p to check out the Demise exhibition and performances by FluiD, ONO, and Black Monks of Mississippi. Happy Friday everyone.
There’s going to be a really awesome panel discussion this Tuesday on how to make an exhibition work and work well. Check it out! Here’s the info:
Find a space, add art, then show. A nice start, but to really make a gallery show work you’ll need to know more. Learn the ins and outs of exhibition from those who do it best. Panelists include Elizabeth Chodos, Executive Director of threewalls; Fine Artists Derek Erdman and Brian Ritchard; Art Critic Lori Waxman, and Neysa Page-Lieberman, Director of D.E.P.S.
Date / Time: Tuesday, October 13th / 6:30pm
Location: Portfolio Center / 623 S. Wabash / Room 307
Free and open to the public.
Please call 312.369.7280 to register.
The Anatomy Of… is a panel discussion that aims to explore how various arts and media professionals work together.
There is an amazing opporunity to participate in an on-going collaborative effort called The Colony @ The Poor Farm - a unique art space recently recovered by Michelle Grabner, artist and owner of The Suburban in Oak Park. Visit the links below to check out the space and call for proposals:
Hey all, we’re trying to figure out a time for everyone to get together again and start planning more events for this semester. I know between classes, projects and jobs, we’re all pretty busy but if we can decide on a day and time each week (or every other week) to meet and just talk, we’ll be able to get this ball rolling. Drop some comments below to let us know what works for everyone.