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Thessia Machado in Newcity’s “Art Top 5”

Our current exhibition, Thessia Machado: Toward the Unsound was listed in Newcity’s Art Top 5 for February, 2019.

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Toward the Unsound presents sculptural works by the New York based visual artist whose practice is deeply influenced by legacies of experimental sound performance and a deep care for found technology. The exhibition includes site-specific installations, designed for the particular sonic and architectural footprint of The Arts Club. Sounding and visual works are presented together in counterpoint–each contributing to, reflecting upon, and infiltrating the other. A catalogue, designed by Sonnenzimmer, was published on the occasion of the exhibition. It features an essay by the curator Jenna Lyle and a sound appendix with studio recordings of the works in the show. We hope that you’ll stop by to look and listen!

Thessia Machado’s installations and video pieces have been exhibited in New York, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin, Berlin and Athens. She has been awarded residencies at Homesession, Barcelona, the NARS Foundation, NY, I-Park, MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Vermont Studio Center and is a recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Experimental Television Center, The Bronx Museum, and the American Academy in Berlin. In 2017 she was a recipient of an Artists Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

Posted January 31, 2019

Inclement Weather Closure

Due to the forecast of extreme weather in Chicago, The Arts Club will be closed beginning at 5 pm on Tuesday, January 29th, reopening for the evening concert on January 31st. We look forward to seeing you!

The Drawing Room will be closed to members on January 29th and 30th, but will reopen for evening service on January 31st. The Dining Room will be closed for lunch service on January 30th and 31st.

Our galleries will reopen on Friday for regular hours, from 11 am – 6 pm.

Posted January 29, 2019

Event: Exhibition Opening: Thessia Machado ‘Toward the Unsound’

Event Date: January 23
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: The Arts Club of Chicago

Please join us for the Opening Reception of Toward the Unsound, an exhibition of works by visual/sonic artist Thessia Machado. The exhibition will be on view through April 27th.

 

On April 26th, The Arts Club will host a program of durational noise-based performances interacting with the exhibition. Performing artists include Thessia Machado, Merche Blasco, Pedro Lopes, Viola Yip.

 

Both events are free and open to all.

Posted November 29, 2018

Event: The Nixon/Kennedy Debate of 1960: A re-enactment

Event Date: October 23
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Arts Club of Chicago

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The Arts Club of Chicago
201 East Ontario Street
Reception 6:30 pm | Program 7– 8:30 p.m.

On the evening of September 26, 1960, candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon squared off in the first televised debate at CBS Studios in Chicago and changed the history of presidential campaigns. Face the cameras yourself in this free all-ages reenactment of that moment: you are John F. Kennedy or Richard M. Nixon sharing your vision for the country with its voters. Between remarks from the candidates, you’ll hear commentary from artist Jesse Malmed, historian Walter Podrazik, journalist Laura Washington, and special guest former FCC Chairman Newton Minow that underscores the significance of this televisual, journalistic, and political moment.

Nixon Debates Kennedy 1960 is one of four participatory reenactments produced by Illinois Humanities as part of its celebration of the Illinois Bicentennial. These events explore key moments of political expression and participation in Illinois over the past 200 hundred years.

 

RSVP here.

Special thanks to Tim Dashnaw, Elliot Heilman, Kenneth Morrison, Cassie Tompkins, CAN TV, and Lumpen Radio.
ABOUT ILLINOIS HUMANITIES
Established in 1974, Illinois Humanities is the state affi liate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and produces free programs and events, gives out grants, and offers educational opportunities to youth and adults all across Illinois. Its mission is to strengthen the social, political, and economic fabric of Illinois through constructive conversation and community engagement. For more information, visit ilhumanities.org.

Posted October 4, 2018

Event: Gallery Talk: Gaylen Gerber & Forrest Nash of Contemporary Art Daily

Event Date: September 21
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: The Arts Club of Chicago

Join us for a walk-through of the exhibition with Gaylen Gerber and Forrest Nash, the founder of Contemporary Art Daily who is collaborating with the artist on a massive digital archive of his practice. In a casual conversation, the two will unpack some of the key ideas in Gerber’s practice, identify some of the over-painted artifacts included the exhibition, and take questions about the project.

 

This event is free and open to all but space is limited. RSVP here.

Posted September 10, 2018