Daily Archives: March 16, 2015

(In)Voluntary Cacophony: Performance + Closing Reception of EXODUS

Friday, March 20th 6-8PM for (In)Voluntary Cacophony – a night of performance from Alexandria Eregbu and Alfredo Salazar-Caro, and closing reception for EXODUS, currently on view at the Arts Incubator.

This event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be provided.

About the exhibition:
Exodus is a two-person exhibition featuring the works of Alexandria Eregbu and Alfredo Salazar-Caro. This first-time collaboration addresses the artists’ personal interpretations of flight, im/migration, and belonging. Through sculpture and architectural objects they tackle the physical and intangible limitations of controlled space, employing materials such as sand, steel, shuttle hurdles, and fencing. Virtual simulation and unconventional installation heighten the viewer’s experience as they visit the gallery.

This exhibition was the winning submission for the Arts + Public Life’s 2015 Exhibition Open Call. It is presented by Arts + Public Life with support from the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture.

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Unsteady States: Video Data Bank 7th Annual Showcase

On Tuesday March 17th, we are happy to partner with Chicago’s Roots & Culture Gallery, to present a special sneak peak of the VDB new releases program that will be showcased at the 61st International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and other festivals this season. Join VDB staff for this free event as we share a few of the most exciting and groundbreaking works that we are distributing this year.

Program Includes:
Frédéric Moffet, Addresse Permanente, 2014, 06:41, Canada/U.S., French, Color, HD video

Jesse McLean, I’m In Pittsburgh and It’s Raining, 2015, 14:00, U.S., Color, HD video

Kent Lambert, RECKONING 3, 2014, 11:14, U.S., Color, HD video

Basma Alsharif, Deep Sleep, 2014, 12:45, Greece/Malta/Palestine, Color, HD video

Louis Henderson, All That Is Solid, 2014, 15:43, France, B&W and Color, HD video

Copyright & Intellectual Property Protections for Artists

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

In conjunction with the Chicago Artists Resource video series Survival Guide, this legal workshop will explore the critical issue of intellectual property protections.

Referencing the Erró: American Comics exhibition currently on display at Mana Contemporary Chicago, Patrice Perkins will examine the 2010 lawsuit filed against Icelandic artist Erró by Tank Girl creator Brian Bolland as a case study in the nuances of copyright law for artists. The workshop will introduce participants to the process of identifying and implementing copyright protection needs for their creative practice and other intellectual property issues.

About Patrice Perkins

Patrice Perkins, Principal Attorney at Creative Genius Law, works with organizations who serve creative entrepreneurs to facilitate programming and teaches all legal aspects of starting to build a creative business. http://www.creativegeniuslaw.com


Mana Contemporary Chicago
2233 South Throop St.
Chicago, IL 60608




**As part of CAC’s partnership with Mana Contemporary, we can ensure that Mana’s core group of artists are able to attend at no cost, just as we do for CAC resident artists (BOLT, HATCH, and LAUNCH).

About Survival Guide

Survival Guide is a video series produced for Chicago Artists Resource that presents the foundational tools that artists of all disciplines can utilize to develop the professional skills necessary for establishing and sustaining a creative business. The free resource features specialists introducing key concepts and strategies in their respective fields: business strategy, financial planning, social media marketing, and legal topics.