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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Meeting Tonight to Work on Crisis Image Archive

Hello Past Present & Future Next Objectivists

We meet TONIGHT, Thursday 27 June @ the Alternative Press Center (2040 N. Milwaukee Ave. 2nd Floor) & will be engaged in writing related to the Crisis Image Archive. Here's the full scoop on that exhibit:

Crisis Image Archives on view at Art In These Times gallery
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 30th 5-8pm
Cultural critic Brian Holmes will provide commentary at the opening. 
In 2012 a team of artists and visual culture researchers sought out to document all of the visual representations of “the crisis” appearing in the last 5 years of the 300 magazines and journals archived in the Alternative Press Center in Chicago. Totalling 750 images, these illustrations and photographs compose a record of the collective visual imagination of the international political and cultural left. Frequently used graphic tropes portraying bankers, fat cats, Keynes, Marx, Obama and protesters are found alongside more surprising depictions of agony, desperation, and holistic futures. An exhibition of this project in photographs and binder archives will be on view at Art In These Times until September.

Three gatherings for further responses to the archive will be include:
July 14th at 2pm - at Art In These Times
A Crisis Image poetry workshop with the Next Objectivists Poetry Workshop  
August 24th at 2pm - at Art In These Times
Crisis Image Design charrette with local graphic designer on how to visually represent crisis
August 27th at 7pm - at The Comfort Station 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60647
THIS IS NOW A MAGAZINE hosts Daniel Tucker for a reading of short writing based on the Crisis Image Archives
Press: Check out our shout-out in Chicago Magazine!

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