Living for the city: arty stuff to do this weekend

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Survival Techniques
  • Survival Techniques
Survival Techniques: Narratives of Resistance

Survival Techniques” brings together 15 artists whose work addresses places stricken by political conflict. Though the artists work in communities around the world, their pieces identify commonalities between humans in survival mode. Subject matter ranges from Indian migrants to human trafficking in France. “Survival Techniques” is curated by Davide Quadrio.

Fri 4/13, 10 AM- 5 PM, Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S. Michigan.

Escape Group: Performances and Responses

Escape Group is a collaborative residency between Anthony Romero, Jillian Soto, and a rotation of participating artists at Threewalls gallery. Over the past few months, Escape Group has been installing a “structural environment” that follows an Oblique Function building design, a method based on a series of diagonal planes. Escape Group has invited artists Sara Black and Cassandra Troyan and dancer Adam Rose to respond to the space through performance.

Fri 4/13, 6:30-8:30 PM, Threewalls gallery, 119 N. Peoria #2C.

Architecture & Design Film Festival panel discussions

In addition to the Architecture & Design Fest films that we rounded up in this week’s Reader, there are a number of interesting lectures happening around the city. Here are two that look particularly good: Architects as Filmmakers, moderated by executive director of the Graham Foundation Sarah Herda, and Architect as Diplomat: Embassies and What They Communicate, moderated by writer and radio host Victoria Lautman.

Architects as Filmmakers, Sat 4/14, 3:30-4:30 PM, and Architect as Diplomat: Embassies and What They Communicate, 5:30-6:30 PM, Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport

The Day in Its Color

Eric Sandweiss joins ShoP (South Side Hub of Production) to discuss his new book, The Day in Its Color. The Day in Its Color chronicles the work of businessman and amateur photographer Charles Cushman (1896-1972), whose 14,500 photographs capture his travels around the United States from 1938 to 1969. Cushman’s work was recently discovered and is the largest known archive of a single photographer. Sandweiss will discuss the book and Cushman’s work. The event is also a potluck.

Sun 4/15, 6-9 PM, South Side Hub of Production, 5638 S. Woodlawn.

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