DEPS - Department of Exhibitions, Performance & Student Spaces Columbia College Chicago

Current Exhibition

Where the Future Came From

November 1, 2018 - February 15, 2019
Reception: November 2, 5-7 p.m.

Where the Future Came From focuses on the role of feminist artist-run activities in Chicago from the late 19th century to the present. This program will consist of a symposium, an exhibition that is an open participatory research lab, and a series of programs, all of which will be documented through a publication. Chicago has a deep history of artist-run activities. These projects are self-propelled programs that have been the lifeblood of Chicago’s contemporary art scene. In fact, many nationally and internationally recognized artists cut their teeth in such spaces. Where the Future Came From seeks to contextualize the role of feminism within that history and expand beyond work previously explored.

The history of artist-run projects in Chicago is one that often lives in the memories of the people who ran and experienced the projects that exist as footnotes on a cv, exhibition history, or small publication attached to any given artist’s career. This creates an anti-hierarchical platform to engage within the history of artist-run spaces, and the programs in Where the Future Came From will reflect that egalitarian process by employing artists, viewers, and art historians as experts based on their experience with any given project.

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About Glass Curtain Gallery

Located in the historic Ludington building, the renowned Glass Curtain Gallery exhibits emerging and mid-career, national and international artists in all media. The gallery presents museum-quality exhibitions, workshops and visiting artist lectures all of which help to create a dialogue essential to the development and growth of students within the arts.

Gallery Hours:

Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9am-5pm
Wednesday and Thursday 9am-7pm
Saturday and Sunday, Closed 

The Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S. Wabash Ave. 1st Floor
Chicago, Il 60605

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Corrosive Like Salt Water

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Sep. 04, 2018 - Oct. 19, 2018
Sharmyn Cruz Rivera

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Mar. 07, 2019 - Apr. 19, 2019