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Friday, December 5, 2014

3 upcoming events featuring Next Objectivists

The workshop has been on hiatus, but while we wait for momentum to seize us again, here are three events in the next few days that feature work by members of the workshop & are guaranteed to be of interest. I hope to see you there!

Saturday December 6th at 7:00pm:
Absinthe & Zygote Reading @ Uncharted Books in Logan Square
Andra Rotaru, who is visiting from Romania, 
Johannes Göransoon, 
Jennifer Karmin,
Anca Bucur, who will presenting remotely from Bucharest, &
Gene Tanta, who will be reading from his ongoing anthology of contemporary Romanian poetry.
I hope you'll join us! Facebook event is here.

Sunday December 7th, 1-4pm:
Irina Botea  Phalanstère@ Julius Caesar Gallery
3311 W. Carroll Ave. Chicago, IL 60624

Irina Botea's video installation at the Julius Caesar Gallery essentially embeds Charles Fourier's concept of a phalanx, adapted to the Romanian context by Teodor Diamant and Manolache Balaceanu in the early 19th century.
The phalanx in Scaeni was the second phalanx in the world (after the initial project in France); a project based upon socialist utopian theories of self-contained community structures. Due to the recent political history of Romania such ideas have been constantly reassessed and discussed, at times both praised and vilified in equal measure; depending upon dominant political ideas.
The film presents the local high school history teacher Iovan Sorin discussing the history of the phalanx at two different locations in Scaeni: the town's cultural centre and the void which previously contained the actual physical phalanstère.
Scaeni currently finds itself situated in-between the almost forgotten history of the phalanstère and the noticeable presence the Statue of Liberty, a copy of which was installed in June 2014 by Cristian Petru Balan.
The show is open for 4 Sundays, ending on December 7. Last chance!

Wednesday December 10th, 7pm:
“Lunch Buttons,” a performance event that celebrates and explores Tender Buttons at 100 and Lunch Poems at 50
@ Beauty and Brawn Art Gallery & Think Space
3501 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL  60647

free and open to the public
Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein is an essential Modernist masterpiece that manifests an experimental sensibility in prose poetry. Lunch Poems by Frank O'Hara is a groundbreaking collection that shows O'Hara at the peak of his powers, while capturing vivid images of New York City in the early/mid-1960s. Among the readers will be workshop members Radu Dicher & Matthias Regan.

Monday, September 22, 2014


Attention Next Objectivsts & Interested Parties

The workshop will be performing two variations on "Made in the USA," or collaboratively written and performed PUBLIC POEM about events in Ferguson.

Please join us, as participant, observer or participant-observer @ the following venues:

Saturday, 27 Sept. 7:00 pm
Outer Space Studio: 1474 N. Milwaukee.

Sunday, 12 Oct. 4-6pm
@ Powell’s Books, 1218 S. Halsted St.

Events are free, open to the public. Remember: it's never too late to join the Next Objectivists. Send a messageto if you'd like to participate!


Friday, September 5, 2014


The Next Objectivists will be will be performing a collectively written & read poem, "Made in the USA" at 8pm at Rosa's Lounge as part of the Armitage Arts Festival.
Here is the full schedule of events for this one-day festival:

We hope to see you there!!!