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Institutional Garbage

Presented by The Green Lantern Press + The Hyde Park Art Center

this online exhibition is published here  (use command +/- keys to assist with zooming and and out)

Sep 01 – Dec 31, 2016

and launches officially on Sep 01, 7-9pm  at Sector 2337, 2337 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL during Wasted hours – an evening of performance (curated by Every house has a door) with commissioned works by Michal Samama and Alberto Aguilar 
Participating artists include: Alberto Aguilar, Brit Barton, Mara Baker, Kevin Blake, Zippora Elders, Rami George, David Hall, Kuras and MacKenzie,  Josh Rios and Anthony Romero,  Michal Samana, Naqeeb Stevens, Tina Tahir, Anna Martine Whitehead; writers: Lise Haller Baggesen, Daniel Borzutzky, Isaiah Dufort, Patrick Durgin, Tricia Van Eck, Jane Lewty, Jill Magi, Nam Chi Nguyễn, Rowland Saifi, Suzanne Scanlon, Mia You and Maarten van der Graaf with Fiep van Bodegom and Obe Alkema; & curators: David Ayala-Alfonso, Britton Bertran, Rashayla Marie Brown, Every house has a door, Lucia Fabio, João Florêncio, Stevie Greco, Jeanine Hofland, Renan Laru-an, La Keisha Leek, Sofia Lemos and Vincent van Velsen. Online Exhibition Design: Pouya Ahmadi.

Institutional Garbage is an online exhibition that presents the administrative residue of imaginary public institutions produced by artists, writers, and curators. This residue includes but is not limited to contracts, email correspondences, documented unproductivity, syllabi, scanned objects, and obstacle courses; collecting such fragments in one place, Institutional Garbage illustrates the backend activities of imaginary bureaucracies in an effort to trace the private life of institutional endeavors. What comes to the fore is not a cohesive, singular agenda, but instead a cross-section of often misfired objects that, once assembled, try to tease out new strategies for community arts production, education, sustainability, and value assessment. The resulting website will launch on September 1st, 2016 on the occasion of Wasted Hours, a live performance event at Sector 2337 curated by Every house has a door. Institutional Garbage is curated by Caroline Picard and Lara Schoorl with support from The Center Program, in response to a 2014 invitation RISD students posed on the occasion of the Hyde Park Art Center’s 75th anniversary. 

Photo: Mara Baker, pisa falling, 2016. Still from stop-motion animation

Poets Theater Reading Room

Curated by Patrick Durgin

Dec 07 – Dec 10 2016

In tandem with the Second Annual Festival of Poets Theater, Sector 2337 is proud to present a reading room in the project space featuring books, programs, audio and visual recordings connected to Poets Theater–featuring Signals Through the Flames: The Story of the Living Theatre (1984) by Sheldon Rochlin and Maxine Harris.

The Second Annual Festival of Poets Theater presents performances, screenings and readings over four nights, plus an afternoon of talks on the genre at Sector 2337 and Links Hall. Tickets and Passes are available at www.linkshall.org

Thanks to Canarium Books, kenning editions, Flood Editions, The Living Theater.