Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tracy Thomason and Bettina Yung
at MDW Fair, Chicago Oct. 21st - 23rd

NUDASHANK is excited to announce that we will presenting the work of Tracy Thomason and Bettina Yung at the MDW Fair in Chicago from Oct. 21st - Oct. 23rd. The MDW Fair is located at: Geolofts, 3636 S. Iron Street, Chicago 60609.

Tracy Thomason

Bettina Yung

Formed in spring 2011 as a collaborative project between the Public Media Institute, Roots & Culture and threewalls. The MDW Fair was conceived as a showcase for independent art initiatives, spaces, galleries and artist groups from the Chicago metropolitan area. The initial fair, which took place April 23 & 24th of 2011, drew large crowds and press from ArtSlant, The Chicago Tribune, Bad at Sports and more as Chicagoans gathered for a special focus on the visual arts in their county.

This fall, The MDW Fair presents an exposition of solo and duo exhibitions curated by small not-for-profits, artist-run spaces, emerging galleries, collectives and independent curators.

In conjunction with The MDW Fair, threewalls & Alliance for Independent Arts Organizers will be hosting The Hand in Glove Conference on the first floor of the Geolofts. The Hand in Glove Conference is a new semiannual conference for independent visual arts facilitators working at the crossroads of creative administration and studio practice. This conference is open to people engaged in the pragmatic realities and imaginative possibilities of organizing exhibitions, re-granting programs, publications, residencies, public programs, platforms for projects, and a variety of other programming that challenges traditional formats for the production and reception of art at the grass-roots level.