Art and Design | This week’s late-breaking art events
Several great Art & Design events happening this weekend—almost all free—didn't make it into print this week. Check them out after the jump.
The University of Chicago previews its Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts (915 E 60th Street) this week. The Logan Center's first exhibition, "Catherine Sullivan and Company: Inaugurals," opens 5:30–8pm. U. of C. prof Sullivan presents two experimental films: The Last Days of British Honduras (2012), a collaboration with Farhad Sharmini that was shot on Chicago’s Near West Side, and Ice Floes of Franz Joseph Land (2003), a five-channel installation featuring actors from Chicago's Trap Door Theatre.
Lady Rollins—a.k.a. Jess Speer, Peter Speer, Caroline Picard, and Devin King—gives a performance, Losing the Gloves, at Carrie Secrist Gallery in the West Loop, 2–4pm. Visitors are encouraged to wander in and out of the piece, which features videos, improvised music, readings and singing.
Dan Peterman speaks about his installation "Archive (Southside)" at Hyde Park's SHoP (Southside Hub of Production), 4–5:30pm. The artist also screens "Le chant du styrène," a 19-minute film that Alain Resnais directed in 1958, which relates to the role of plastics in Peterman's work.
Forgotten Chicago presents the Midwest's first public screening of a Vivian Maier film as part of FC175, a celebration of Chicago's 175th birthday at Greenhouse Loft (2545 W Diversey Ave), 7–10pm, $85. The event also includes a presentation on the history, present and future of The Chicagoan as well as a preview of the upcoming book Secret Spaces atop Chicago, written by Tony Macaluso and featuring photography by Kate Joyce.
The Hills Esthetic Center (128 N Campbell) hosts a closing reception for "The Physical Impossibility of a Hangover in the Mind of Someone Drinking," noon–6pm, complete with tiki bar. Curated by Brandon Alvendia, the show highlights Ben Fain, Claire Fontaine, Peter Hoffman, Martin Kippenberger, Selina Trepp and Madame Vincent.