The Arts Club of Chicago’s recently launched series of free public talks aim to provide thoughtful introductions to recent developments in music, performance and visual art, and returns to mediums that continue to be relevant, such as radio and printed media from experts in their respective fields.
In terms of new territory, this CASES series of talks represents a significant step in the Arts Club’s accessibility. While the Club’s gallery space has been open to the public, its upstairs lecture series is available only to paid club members. For nearly a century, the Arts Club has made the exhibitions it mounts available to the public, but this is the first time that the Arts Club is hosting free educational programs for the public.
One Saturday a month, the Arts Club will host CASES, forty-five minute lectures on new happenings in the arts. On June 21, performance artist and executive director of Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery Joseph Ravens presents “What the #%#*@ is he doing?”: A Case for Performance Art. The series will continue into November when Newcity’s founder Brian Hieggelke will share “You Can Print This”: A Case for “Analog” Media on Saturday, November 15, at 1pm. See below for a full list of the CASES series.
May 17 “You don’t know that you already love it”: A Case for New Music with Marcos Balter
June 21 “What the #%#*@ is he doing?”: A Case for Performance Art with Joseph Ravens
July 19 “What’s the Frequency?”: A Case for Experimental Radio with Alison Cuddy
September 13 “My Kid Wouldn’t Even Do That!”: A Case for Difficult Art with Monika Szewczyk
October 11 “Is it the last curtain for Opera?”: A Case for Opera with Andreas Mitisek
November 15 “You Can Print This”: A Case for “Analog” Media with Brian Hieggelke
Lectures are held at the Arts Club of Chicago, 201 East Ontario.