from the event description:
Closing Reception for Unfurling exhibition: October 19th, 5-8pm
at the Gray Center (929 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637)
Mess Hall unfurls their archives and Public is invited to contribute material artifacts from Chicago socially and politically engaged art history to NTS ephemera archives.
UNFURLING with Mess Hall, 5-8pm
In its “Unfurlings” series, Never The Same activates the archive. Throughout the year NTS has invited a series of fascinating groups and individuals to dig into NTS archives and their own personal collections looking for items of interest to share. In this installment, several members of the now-defunct experimental cultural center Mess Hall (including Matthias Regan, Rozalinda Borcila, Lora Lode, and Justin Goh) will share material from their 10 year history. For more information on Mess Hall see http://messhall.org/ and for more information on Unfurlings see http://never-the-same.org/2013-programs/
Never The Same (NTS) invites the public to contribute to it’s expanding archive of ephemera, documenting the past five decades of socially and politically engaged art in Chicago. Over the past year NTS worked with Archivist Skyla Hearn to catalog 1,400 items spanning from material from the 1968 Surrealism Exposition to artwork created by former Black Panther Party member Bobby E. Lee.
As an extension of programming in correlation with Unfurling: Five Explorations of Art, Activism and Archives – an exhibition commissioning five artists and collectives to use the NTS archives as a point of departure for inspiring the creation of new work – the invitation to accept material provides an opportunity to become a part of future critical dialogue on community engagement, artist’s movements, and creative activation of grassroots and independent archives. Following completion of a Mellon Fellowship for Arts Practice & Scholarship at the Gray Center for Art and Inquiry at the University of Chicago, where the archives have been housed since (year), NTS is moving to it’s permanent home in the West Loop allowing for the collection to be more accessible on a regular basis.
New material will be accepted at the closing reception for Unfurling: Five Explorations of Art, Activism and Archives, Saturday October 19, from 5-8pm at the Gray Center (929 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637). For more information about donating to the NTS archive, please contact La Keisha Leek, email@example.com.
besides the photos below there’s more photos of the event by Sarah-Ji http://sarahji.zenfolio.com/unfurlingclosingnight