Some Fall Highlights...

please note: these dates are subject to flux and not all upcoming events are listed.

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Esau McGhee installs Blackitolism
a window installation commission at the Sector 2337 as part of the 2nd Terrain Biennial 
Aug 22-Sept 30 2015
with an opening reception on Aug 22 from 8-10pm

more information here

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– Tertiary Dimensions (group exhibition)
Sep 4- Sep 19 2015
Curated by Alexandria Eregbu

Tertiary Dimensions is a group exhibition curated by Alexandria Eregbu at Sector 2337. The exhibition is taking place in conjunction with Chicago-based queer collective, Chances Dances and their retrospective Gallery 400 exhibition — Platforms: 10 Years of Chances Dances, which showcases the artworks, herstory, and community building processes of Chances Dances and its community. Tertiary Dimensions features the work of artists, Aay Preston-Myint, Adam Liam Rose + Alex Zak, Amina Ross, Betsy Odom, Elijah Burgher, Gordon Hall, Katie Vota, Kiam Marcelo Junio, Margaret Bobo Dancy, Matt Morris, Oli Rodriguez, Rami George, amongst others. more information here

– New New Corpse Catalogue release

Oct 17 2015 (details TBD)

Book release for the latest Green Lantern Press publication, The New [New]Corpse. The New [New] Corpse “considers the human as a nonhuman event” through visual and textual examples. With a mission statement provided by an artist’s corporation, to a poem about corpses, and an essay about how Billy the Kid changed American mythology, these works emphasize the strange and residual power of material bodies. The New [New] Corpse was produced in conjunction with a group exhibition of the same name and juxtaposes artists such as recent Whitney Biennial participant Joseph Grigely and New York-based  Xaviera Simmons, with writers including Martine Symns, Valeria Luiselli, Judith Goldman, and Philostratus the Elder. Order your copy here.

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– Impatient Flowers : A Performance series featuring Katherine Behar & Joshua Kent
First week of October (specific date forthcoming) 2015
curated by Every house has a door
& organized in response/in tandem with imperceptibly & slowly opening

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– imperceptibly and slowly opening (exhibition)
Opening reception October 9th 6-9pm
Oct 09-Nov 21 2015

imperceptibly and slowly opening uses the group exhibition format to explore the strangeness of plants and how they trouble human structures. Vegetal life forms are banal in their ubiquity. Undeniably alive, yet silent, they creep upwards, their roots submerged and out of human sight. This would suggest some kind of sentience, but what would the character of that sentience be? How do we quantify it? imperceptibly and slowly opening highlights the inaccessible subjectivity that plants possess. Proposed artists install multi-disciplinary artworks showing plant life as it troubles both physical and ideological human spaces. Featuring  Sebastian Alvarez, A. Laurie Palmer, Andrew YangLindsey FrenchSteve RuizWilfredo PrietoKaty Cowan, Zoe Crosher, Linda Tegg, and others

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Roberto Harrison poetry book release for culebra (Green Lantern Press, 2015)
Nov 13 7-9pm

ROBERTO HARRISON is the author of the poetry collections Os (subpress, 2006), Counter Daemons (Litmus Press, 2006), bicycle (Noemi Press, 2015), culebra (Green Lantern Press, forthcoming 2015), Bridge of the World (Litmus Press, forthcoming 2017), as well as many poetry chapbooks. With Andrew Levy he edited Crayon magazine from 1997 to 2008. He edits the Bronze Skull Press chapbook series and is also a visual artist. He lives in Milwaukee.

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First annual Festival of Poets Theatre, curated by Devin King (Editor, The Green Lantern Press) & Patrick Durgin (Founding Editor, Kenning Editions). The festival is scheduled to take place at Sector 2337 between December 2nd and December 5th, 2015.

Poets theater is a genre with porous borders, wherein poets compose IN/SITU plays at times impossible to stage. Emerging around the same time (and involving many of the same artists) as performance art, performance poetry (“spoken word”), and conceptual or “intermedia” art, Poets Theatre follows a long line of poetic playwrights, either primarily (Sophocles, Shakespeare) or as a platform for postmodern literary experimentation (the operas and page plays of Gertrude Stein, for example). The Festival of Poets Theater at Sector 2337 will feature performances, screenings and readings over four nights, in addition to one afternoon of talks on and salient examples of the genre.

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Bending the Circuit

One Night of Screenings for Tertiary Dimensions

An evening of films by Devin Cain, Margaret Bobo-Dancy, and Amina Ross, followed by an informal group discussion.

Details forthcoming.