Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Rare Barnacle Found on Chicago Bridge

Well, maybe not. Maybe this is actually an artwork from Veronica Cordeiro, Roamless. A Nondetermined Composition. A Pilgrimmage to No Where. 2005–06 that will be part of Negotiated Localities, an exhibition opening November 17th at the Betty Rymer Gallery of the School of the Art Institute, which is described thusly:
"A provocative examination of the related concepts of sustainability and locality and their impact on contemporary artistic practices. Co-curators and SAIC faculty Cindy Coleman and Claire Pentecost have assembled ecologically sensitive artists, designers and writers who propose unexpected approaches to putting the local and the sustainable into practice through specific works and ongoing projects." (Is it just me, or does writing like this really seem less like English than some secret alternative language - or perhaps just a grant proposal?)
The wide range of participating artists will include architect Ellen Grimes. The exhibition will run through January 5th. The Betty Rymer Gallery is at 280 S. Columbus Drive, and is open Tuesdays through Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 5 P.M., with free admission. Information on-line here.

Sunday, November 19th, will see a Negotiated Localities day of events, including an interactive workshop at the Gene Siskel with Chris Luebkeman, leader of the "Foresight and Innovation Initiative" at Arup to "identify the leading drivers of change that will affect Chicago's future." Other sessions will include the 58 minute video of Ms. Cordeio's Roamless, and concludes with a tour to Chicago's Northerly Island and North Lawndale neighborhood. Information on-line here. Tickets are $25.00, $15.00 with student ID. Space is limited and reservations can be made at 312/443.3711.

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