Events Calendar: 10.23.08

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Art & Design Events …

  • The First Chicago International Poster Biennial
  • We want posters to be realized as the quintessential public art form, because they engage citizens at street level, requiring an emotional and intellectual response. They also stimulate dialogue and articulation of important issues—social, political, and economic.
  • Through October 30
  • Grant Park, 337 E. Randolph, 312.744.6630
  • More info: Chicago Biennial
  • Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
  • The Art of Democracy
  • The printmaking medium has historically proven itself as a prime democratic broadcaster of artistic and political vision. Join us as we work to amplify the artistic voices willing to speak out in these dangerous times.
  • Through November 1
  • CPC, 4642 N. Western Ave.,773.293.2070
  • Deceptive Design
  • The exhibition will feature prototype furniture, furnishings and functional objects that challenge convention with innovative concepts and compelling forms. The focus of this exhibition is to push the envelope of our common conceptions of furniture and furnishings and explore new roles for design to take on.
  • Opening Event: October 10, 6-8pm
  • Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, 312.744.6630
  • More info: Deceptive Design
  • LUMETYPE: Objects and Their Prints
  • “Ordinary objects such as spools of thread, body parts, paper airplanes and rocks are converted into light-emitting plates and then physically pressed against photo paper to produce Lumetype prints.”
  • Caro d’Offay,
  • Arts Club of Chicago Marcel Broodthaers
  • In “Decor – A Conquest”, two rooms full of furniture and weapons cleverly forc us to acknowledge the violence htat ensures our access to art and other consumer goods.
  • Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario