Thursday, December 12, 2019
DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
2020 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
Highlights include retrospectives of work by African American Painter Robert Colescott and Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967-1999)
All exhibitions at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, are presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). Gallery and building hours are Monday–Friday, 10am–7pm, and Saturday–Sunday, 10am– 5pm; closed holidays. Admission is FREE. For information, visit chicagoculturalcenter.org, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ChiCulturCenter.
Chicago Architecture Biennial
Through January 5, 2020
Throughout the Chicago Cultural Center and across Chicago
See exhibitions, performances, films and talks at the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial and explore how architecture shapes our communities, cities and environment. As the largest exhibition of contemporary art, architecture and design in North America, the third edition of the Biennial features over 80 contributors from more than 20 countries. More than 40 sites and 100 organizations across Chicago will partner with the Biennial, serving as host venues and producing independent exhibitions and programs throughout the neighborhoods. For information, visit chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org.
Luis Sahagun: Both Eagle and Serpent
February 1–April 26, 2020
Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor East
Curated by Teresa Silva.
In Flux: Chicago Artists and Immigration
February 15–May 10, 2020
Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North
First presented by 6018 North in spring 2019, under the title 'Living Architecture,' 'In Flux is a large-scale, multidisciplinary exhibition that highlights the influence and impact of immigrant artists on Chicago. The exhibition responds to the current political climate to highlight how Chicago was built with immigrant labor, particularly in the arts, and is continuously shaped today by exemplary immigrant artists. With over 20 contemporary artists, In Flux: Chicago Artists and Immigration illustrates a living and evolving legacy between past and present work by Chicago immigrants in art and design.
NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967-1999)
February 29–May 24, 2020
Sidney Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North
The first U.S. retrospective of the work of Belkis Ayón, the late Cuban visual artist and printmaker who mined the founding myth of the Afro-Cuban fraternal society of Abukua to create an independent and powerful visual iconography. The exhibition’s 47 prints encompass a wide range of the artist’s graphic production including her signature calligraphy technique, a printing process combining materials of various textures and absorbencies.
Curated by Cristina Vives and organized by the Belkis Ayón Estate, Havana, Cuba, with the Station Museum of Contemporary Art. Exhibition tour management by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California.
What Flies but Never Lands?
May 23–August 9, 2020
Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor East
Considering the present-day experience of time, the multi-disciplinary works inspect the idea of time and challenge its dominant Western, capitalist orders. The group exhibition includes work by Bethany Collins, Jacabo Zambrano, Hu’ong Ngo, Max Guy, Saranoa Mark, Cathy Hsiao and Amina Ross.
Curated by Minh Nguyen.
Jin Lee: Views & Scenes
June 8–August 2, 2020
Chicago Rooms, 2nd Floor North
This one-person exhibition by highly respected Chicago photographer Jin Lee features a series of photographs that closely examine landscapes and built environments around Chicago. The exhibition brings together four bodies of work: Train Views – images made during the artist’s weekly 2-hour Amtrak commute between Chicago and Bloomington/Normal; Great Water – views of Lake Michigan taken from a single location on the South Side of Chicago; Salt Mountains – images of piles and mounds of salt and dirt found on storage sites around the city; and Weeds – a collection of portraits of wild plants that grow in alleys and empty lots in a neighborhood.
Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott
June 20–September 27, 2021
Sidney Yates Gallery and Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North
Henry Luce Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Sotheby’s Prize, and Richard Rosenthal; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for the research phase of the exhibition and the exhibition itself; and the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation for its support of the catalogue. The exhibition presentation in Chicago is made possible through support from the for American Art.
Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spoffoard: League of Nations
September 5, 2020–January 5, 2021
Chicago Rooms, 2nd Floor North
League of Nations is a new body of work examining power structures and copies through architectural installation and sculpture. The show is anchored by a new installation based on Hans Meyer and Hans Wittwer’s unbuilt 1927 proposal drawing submitted for the headquarters of the League of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman
September 5, 2020–January 3, 2021
Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor East
Three women – Leslie Baum, Diane Christiansen and Selena Trepp – present individual bodies of work with a shared interest in color and form. Animations will enliven the exhibition space with new media.
Curated by Anne Morse.
Re:Center 2020/ Chicago Parks as Learning Labs for Civic Engagement and Cultural Stewardship
October 24, 2020–January 31, 2021
Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North
A grant-funded initiative of the Chicago Park District, Re: Center has sought to build a process that encourages artists, park staff, and citizens to collaboratively develop community-centered arts and cultural programs at their local park. Through the display of images, field notes, cultural asset maps and learning tools collected and created over the past five years, as well as a gathering space that will host dialogues, workshops and game play, the exhibition engages participants in reimagining the cultural resources of their communities for the present/future while also considering how public spaces like parks can be hubs for creative thinking and doing that result in pleasure, leisure, learning, revitalization and social justice.
Programmed in collaboration with the Chicago Park District’s Arts & Culture Unit
Exhibitions at Expo 72, 72 E. Randolph St., are presented by the Design Museum of Chicago. Building hours are Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm, and Saturday–Sunday, 11am–4pm; closed holidays. Admission is FREE. For information, visit designchicago.org.
Great Ideas of Humanity
February 22–April 19, 2020
Design Museum of Chicago, at Expo 72,
A reimagining of a stunning mid-century advertising campaign by Chicago-based Container Corporation of America, Great Ideas of Humanity highlights a broad spectrum of human thought and reminds us that sometimes looking to the past helps us to comprehend the present. Chicago’s vibrant public art culture shares many features with the campaign: both are meant for broad public consumption, are collaborative, are bringing art to people and are meant to inspire. This iteration of Great Ideas focuses on iconic murals to inspire work generated by Chicago high school students.
All-City Visual Arts 2020 Exhibitions
May 4–June 7, 2020
Design Museum of Chicago at Expo 72
Art and design share many of the same building blocks. By making art, students are also practicing communication, creative problem-solving, risk-taking and self-expression. This year, the Design Museum of Chicago has the opportunity to exhibit work by hundreds of Chicago Public School students. The All-City Visual Arts Programs provide a unique opportunity to showcase student achievement in visual and media arts and exhibit their work in highly-visible, public exhibition spaces in Chicago. The high school exhibition showcases 2D, 3D and digital artwork by students in grades 9-12 and the elementary exhibition features work by students from pre-K through 8th grade.
All Together Now: Sound × Design
August 1, 2020–January 3, 2021
Design Museum of Chicago at Expo 72
In celebration of the City of Chicago’s Year of Chicago Music in 2020, the Design Museum of Chicago is planning a blind juried exhibition to collect and highlight a body of work from visual artists, musicians and designers. The work displayed in the gallery at Expo 72 will incorporate or be inspired by music (in an abstract way), allow for the performance of music in and of itself (like the design of an instrument) or be used to sell or brand music (like a logo or packaging.) By integrating contemporary and historic work, All Together Now celebrates the integral part music plays in Chicago’s creative culture.
Through May 10. 2020
City Gallery at the Historic Water Tower, 806 N. Michigan Avenue
A celebration of community managed green spaces throughout Chicago. Curated by the City of Chicago's Department of Planning and Development, in collaboration with NeighborSpace and part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019-2020.
The Chicago Riverwalk, a 1.25-mile promenade through the heart of downtown, is managed by the Chicago Department of Fleet and Facility (2FM) with programming from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Access to the space is free and open to the public daily, 6am–11pm. For information, visit chicagoriverwalk.us.
a collaborative initiative organized and supported by NeoCon and theMART, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Design Museum of Chicago, the award-winning architects and designers Kwong Von Glinow and UB Studio will bring their unique creative vision to the project site. Aimed at highlighting, leveraging and supporting Chicago’s vast design legacy, talent and resources, Designing a Better Chicago will also include the Design Impact Grant Program, which will recognize individuals or organizations using design for civic good.
“After spending time on the Riverwalk I’ve come to understand it as a transient space. This zigzag pattern, which moves in multiple directions, reflects the constant movement of people through the tunnel, cars on the bridge above, boats below, as well as the river’s flow. I used Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) traffic and pedestrian paint, which in a sense makes it a mural for the people. It’s simple in design but complex in its arrangement of color value. Applied with a 4” roller, it has an immediacy which reveals my moves and accidents. Made with a grid, it’s also regulated and measured, allowing the eye to make up for its imperfections. Now that you’ve seen it up close, I recommend viewing the mural from the opposite side of the river.”—Alberto Aguilar, 2019
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.
Millennium Park Foundation
The Millennium Park Foundation, a private, philanthropic nonprofit partner, was created in 1998 to support the City of Chicago’s efforts in the design, construction, and curation of Millennium Park. It is the steward of Millennium Park’s internationally-recognized icons and public features. These include the prestigious Jay Pritzker Pavilion and dramatic BP Pedestrian Bridge, world-renowned Cloud Gate and Lurie Garden, iconic Crown Fountain, and exquisite Boeing Galleries for public art exhibitions. Through its ongoing development initiatives, the Millennium Park Foundation is dedicated to keeping Millennium Park a free, accessible and equitable venue for all Chicagoans today, and for generations to come.
Latest from marquee filmmakers Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Bong Joon Ho, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach recognized with Best Film, Director Nominations
The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) today announces nominees for their top film honors of 2019; winners will be announced at the organization’s annual Awards Dinner on Saturday, December 14 in Chicago. Leading with nine nominations in all is Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood. Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Greta Gerwig’s Little Women claim eight nominations each, while Marriage Story and Parasite, from Noah Baumbach and Bong Joon Ho respectively, each receive seven. A complete list of nominees is below.
Comprised of voting members who represent outlets including the Chicago Sun-Times, The New York Times, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, RogerEbert.com, The A.V Club, Vulture, NPR and many more, the Chicago Film Critics Association annually presents traditional awards including Best Picture, Director, Actor and Actress, among others. With a particular focus on emerging talents, the CFCA also presents breakthrough awards to both an actor and filmmaker with the most promise for future career achievements. This year, the Breakthrough Filmmaker Award was renamed to the Milos Stehlik Award for Breakthrough Filmmaker, in honor of the longtime CFCA member and pillar of the Chicago film community who passed away in July.
A reliably diverse voting body, the 2019 Chicago Film Critics Awards again honor a broad list of films and creators, with a total of 41 films nominated across nineteen categories. With 19 nominations, Netflix is the most recognized studio; A24 and Neon share the second and third most nominations with a distant 13 and 12, respectively. Greta Gerwig is the most-nominated woman in 2019, garnering nods for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, among others. Female filmmakers Lulu Wang and Céline Sciamma are included in the Best Foreign Language Film category (for The Farewell and Portrait of a Lady on Fire, respectively), while Lorene Scafaria (for Hustlers) joins Gerwig in the Best Adapted Screenplay category.
The complete list of 2019 Chicago Film Critics Awards nominations is as follows:
MILOS STEHLIK BREAKTHROUGH FILMMAKER AWARD
Mati Diop, Atlantics
Alma Har’el, Honey Boy
Joe Talbot, The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Lulu Wang, The Farewell
Olivia Wilde, Booksmart
MOST PROMISING PERFORMER
Julia Butters, Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood
Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit
Julia Fox, Uncut Gems
Aisling Franciosi, The Nightingale
Taylor Russell, Waves
Roger Deakins, 1917
Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse
Robert Richardson, Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood
Hong Kyung Pyo, Parasite
Claire Mathon, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Thomas Newman, 1917
Alexandre Desplat, Little Women
Randy Newman, Marriage Story
Daniel Lopatin, Uncut Gems
Michael Abels, Us
BEST ART DIRECTION
1917 | Knives Out | Little Women | Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood | Parasite
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Dolemite is My Name | Little Women | Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood | Portrait of a Lady on Fire | Rocketman
BEST USE OF VISUAL EFFECTS
1917 | Ad Astra | Avengers: Endgame | The Irishman | Midsommar
1917 | The Irishman | Little Women | Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood | Uncut Gems
BEST ANIMATED FILM
Frozen 2 | How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World | I Lost My Body | Missing Link | Toy Story 4
American Factory | Apollo 11 | For Sama | Hail Satan? | Honeyland
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Farewell | Pain and Glory | Parasite | Portrait of a Lady on Fire | Transit
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Farewell by Lulu Wang
Knives Out by Rian Johnson
Marriage Story by Noah Baumbach
Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino
Parasite by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster
Hustlers by Lorene Scafaria
The Irishman by Steven Zaillian
Jojo Rabbit by Taika Waititi
Little Women by Greta Gerwig
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Shia Labeouf, Honey Boy
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cho Yeo Jeong, Parasite
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Shuzhen Zhou, The Farewell
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Robert De Niro, The Irishman
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems
Awkwafina, The Farewell
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell
Lupita Nyong'o, Us
Renée Zellweger, Judy
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood
The Irishman | Little Women | Marriage Story | Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood | Parasite
Nominations by Number and Title
9 - Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood
Best Picture; Best Director; Best Supporting Actor, Brad Pitt; Best Original Screenplay; Best Editing; Best Costume Design; Best Art Direction; Best Cinematography; Most Promising Performance, Julia Butters
8 - The Irishman
Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor, Robert De Niro; Best Supporting Actor, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci; Best Adapted Screenplay; Best Editing; Best Use of Visual Effects
Best Picture; Best Director; Best Supporting Actress, Florence Pugh; Best Adapted Screenplay; Best Editing; Best Costume Design; Best Art Direction; Best Original Score
7 - Marriage Story
Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor, Adam Driver; Best Actress, Scarlett Johansson; Best Supporting Actress, Laura Dern; Best Original Screenplay; Best Original Score;
Best Picture; Best Director; Best Foreign Language Film; Best Supporting Actress, Cho Yeo Jeong; Best Original Screenplay; Best Art Direction; Best Cinematography
5 - The Farewell
Best Actress, Awkwafina; Best Supporting Actress, Shuzhen Zhou; Best Original Screenplay; Best Foreign Language Film; Milos Stehlik Breakthrough Filmmaker Award
Best Editing; Best Cinematography; Best Art Direction; Best Original Score; Best Use of Visual Effects
4 - Uncut Gems
Best Actor, Adam Sandler; Best Editing; Best Original Score; Most Promising Performance, Julia Fox
3 - Portrait of a Lady On Fire
Best Foreign Language Film; Best Cinematography; Best Costume Design
2 - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood — Best Adapted Screenplay; Best Supporting Actor, Tom Hanks
Honey Boy — Best Supporting Actor, Shia LaBeouf; Milos Stehlik Breakthrough Filmmaker Award
Hustlers — Best Adapted Screenplay; Best Supporting Actress, Jennifer Lopez
JoJo Rabbit — Most Promising Performance; Best Adapted Screenplay
Knives Out — Best Art Direction; Best Original Screenplay
Pain and Glory — Best Actor, Antonio Banderas; Best Foreign Language Film
Us — Best Original Screenplay; Best Actress, Lupita Nyong’o
1 - Ad Astra — Best Use of Visual Effects
American Factory — Best Documentary
Apollo 11 — Best Documentary
Atlantics — Milos Stehlik Breakthrough Filmmaker Award
Avengers: Endgame — Best Use of Visual Effects
Booksmart — Milos Stehlik Breakthrough Filmmaker Award
Dolemite is My Name — Best Costume Design
For Sama — Best Documentary
Frozen 2 — Best Animated Feature
Hail Satan? — Best Documentary
Her Smell — Best Actress, Elisabeth Moss
Honeyland — Best Documentary
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World — Best Animated Feature
I Lost My Body — Best Animated Feature
Joker — Best Actor, Joaquin Phoenix
Judy — Best Actress, Renée Zellweger
The Last Black Man in San Francisco — Most Promising Performance
The Lighthouse — Best Cinematography
Midsommar — Best Use of Visual Effects
Missing Link — Best Animated Feature
The Nightingale — Most Promising Performer
Rocketman — Best Costume Design
Toy Story 4 — Best Animated Feature
Transit — Best Foreign Language Film
Waves — Most Promising Performer
About the Chicago Film Critics Association
The Chicago Film Critics Association supports and celebrates quality filmmaking that has something to say about our world, our lives, and our society. In the past, while the CFCA’s priority was to support and fight for the continued role of film critics in the media, the CFCA's public interaction was limited to the announcement of its annual film awards. In recent years, the CFCA has expanded its presence on the Chicago arts scene, promoting critical thinking about cinema to a wider base through several initiatives, including the re-launch of a late-winter film awards ceremony; CFCA-hosted film screenings throughout Chicagoland; and a Young People's Film Criticism Workshop at Facets Multimedia. The annual Chicago Critics Film Festival further builds on the organization’s goal to be an active part of the Chicago film landscape. Learn more at www.chicagofilmcritics.org.