A list of performances, screenings, readings, exhibitions, and other art events to help you close out the year.
A list of film screenings, exhibition openings, readings, festivals, performances, and more happening this fall.
Two panel discussions that consider how space, architecture, and art are all used together as tools for decolonizing narratives and also for uplifting and sometimes displacing communities.
A list of talks, performances, exhibitions, readings, film screenings, concerts, fundraisers, self-care opportunities and more happening this month throughout Chicago and Illinois.
A massive list of openings, events, concerts, festivals, fairs, biennials, and performances happening as part of Chicago’s 2017 art season opener.
A shortlist of events and readings to keep organizers, activists, artists, and our Chicago communities continue to resist, organize, and build together against injustice and inequity, and for survival and freedom.
A list of exhibitions, talks, screenings, performances and other events to get your summer started.
Spring update of Sixty’s regional partners from Bloomington/Normal.
The opening night of the Chicago Archives + Artists Festival features the screening of a new video work from a collaboration between Media Burn and On the Real Film.
A list of exhibitions, performances, dialogues, actions, screenings, and other events to get you through the month of May.
An interview with professor, revolutionary, and activist Bill Ayers about Kenwood, the neighborhood he calls home.
A call for you, Chicago’s cultural community, to help us continue to build an archive of our city’s art and artists.
A three-day festival of all things archiving and community autonomy in documentation, storytelling, and arts writing.
Volunteer for the Chicago Archives + Artists Festival and learn some community archiving skills from Read/Write Library in the process.
It’s a big month for dance, poetry, and conferences–we’ve got that and the other exhibitions, performances, screenings, and talks you need to see this month.
An archivist tête-à-tête with Stacie Williams and Analú López on the significance of and strategies for artists and activists to document their work.
Join us on April 22nd for a panel featuring Fontaine Capel (Hume), Maggie Crowley + Javier Bosques (Produce Model Gallery), Tracie Hall (Rootwork Gallery), Claudine Isé (Goldfinch), Mashuska Matthews + Torie McMillan (+ Gallery), moderated by Caroline Picard (Sector 2337).
Join us on April 22nd for a panel featuring Jane Beachy (Salonathon), Rae Chardonnay (Party Noire), Ciera McKissick (AmFm), Aay Preston Myint (Chances Dances), Eric Williams (The Silver Room), moderated by Abra Johnson (Honey Pot Performance).
Projects and events to keep an eye out for from Sixty this spring.
A series of gatherings that bring together arts and culture writers, platform-builders and media-makers in Chicago, launching in 2017.
A list of art, performance, talks, and other events happening across Chicago.
Festivals, performances, exhibitions, and events happening in the city during October.
Binge watch some Chicago-born and embraced web series and videos on a rooftop with friends…
On July 17th a panel of writers and activists discuss how they make work that doesn’t conform to mainstream arts narratives.
Due to their love for The Silver Room’s Sound System Block Party and as a gesture of gratitude for the blood, sweat and tears that go into it, one hundred artists from across the city and the nation each donated a 12in. x 12in. original piece for the fundraising event. I took a trip to The Silver Room and witnessed the moments of planning and brainstorming for the 100 Canvases For A Better World Exhibition just before the show started to go up. Much like a composer who has the challenge of bringing different instruments together in a way that makes sense, Stuart Hall, the exhibition’s curator, had to take one hundred canvases by one hundred vastly different artists and bring them together in a way that spoke to the space, the theme of ‘A Better World’ and a potential buyer of the work. I bet you didn’t know that another term for curator is problem-solver. During the installation process, I got the chance to ask Stuart several questions about his involvement in the events …
“James is one of the most recognized and distinctive graphic designers of his generation.” – Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director, Museum of Contemporary Art At the end of May, Sixty Inches From Center attended the One State Together In The Arts Conference in Bloomington, Illinois. (See the photos taken at the event here) Every two years state-wide artists, educators, arts advocates, arts organizers and arts organizations come together in a different city to exchange ideas, share experiences and get to know the people doing great things in the arts throughout Illinois. Around the theme Creative Breakthrough, presenters in the fields of design, music, poetry, theater and more offered their insights on what it has taken for them to take their ideas to new heights, push further and apply what they’ve learned to how they will move forward. To do our part in spreading the wealth of information found at the conference, Sixty Inches From Center requested permission to post the videos from One State Together In The Arts on our site. The following text and videos are …