November 1, 2018

Open house/studios, alumni exhibition, & ice cream social
No Chill

School of Art & Art History at University of Illinois Chicago

Photo: Ricardo Garcia.

Resting in the chilly beginnings of another Chicago winter, No Chill is the School of Art & Art History’s fall 2018 open house event featuring Chicago New Media 1973-1992 (a Gallery 400 exhibition organized by UIC alumni), public conversations, an alumni exhibition, BFA and MFA open studios, the opening of Alien a show organized by the Museum and Exhibition Studies program, the launch of Something Other press a micro imprint of the school inspired by the legacy of artist Dick Higgins, roving art historians, an ice cream social, and more.

No Chill embraces cold conceptualism, a notion that emerged at UIC almost two decades ago and thrown back now with a cool wink. To have “no chill,” is a natural response to the current moment, and we see this urgency and rage coursing through the halls and walls of our school.

Event schedule

5–6pm: Conversation among UIC alumni and Video Game Art (VGA) Gallery founders and editor Chaz Evans, Jonathan Kinkley, and Tiffany Funk, held in Gallery 400 inside the exhibition Chicago New Media 1973-1992, which chronicles the under-recognized story of Chicago's contributions to new media art and is organized by VGA Gallery. Evans, Kinkley and Funk will discuss their transitions from grad school to professional art and exhibition making, publishing, and running a flourishing non-profit art space.

5–7pm: See the work of the current Senior Thesis BFA class and experience the energy of this exciting young group of emerging artists.

Opening reception of No Chill: alumni exhibition and ice cream social. Opening night festivities will include ice cold treats made and inspired by artists, and entertainment culling from the talents of UIC alums.

Opening reception for Alien exhibition in 5th Floor Gallery + readings.

7–8pm: Conversation between Emmanuel Ortega and Sarita Hernandez in Gallery 400 Lecture Room

Listening party for Something Other Press release: How to Listen to a Record, The Reading Room 5th Floor

7–9pm: MFA open studios, take a tour through the studios of our incredible MFA cohort.

8–9pm: Great Space performances—Alex De Graaf, Jose Luis Benavides

9pm: After party, Great Space

Ongoing programming 5–10pm: Engage in conversations with one of our roving art historians and hear why art history is “so now,” stop by the Art Education room to learn more about our exciting new BFA in Art Education program, and snap your portrait at our photobooth.

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