by Julia Thiel
Lumpen, along with "friends and collaborators," is opening (Con)Temporary Art Space tomorrow at 208 S. Wabash, a temporary art gallery that's part of the newish Pop-Up Art Loop initiative (read more about that here).
From the press release:
The (Con) Temporary Art Space will be an avenue for discussion, research and action. The former retail space will be used as a working studio by cultural workers, producers, artists and designers for projects they are working on collectively and individually. The Public will be able to absorb these presentations as well as share their ideas about contemporary art. The (Con)Temporary Art Space will function as a information center and a place to learn about Chicago's diverse art ecology.
We are opening up a shop to sell what we think are the best artist publications around. There is also a co-working space/studio, a reading lounge, and the (An)Other Chicago Mapping project. Every Thursday night we will feature a new exhibition and opening showing work by various groups, spaces and individuals that represent the variety of Chicago's art worlds.
The inaugural exhibit will be An Evening With Your (Con)temporaries; its opening reception is Thursday from 4:30 to 8:30 PM and it'll continue through 2/24. Regular gallery hours will be Tue-Sun, 11:30 AM-5:30 PM.