Chicago New Media 1973–1992


Dan Sandin, Spiral PTL, Video, 1980, Collection of the Video Data Bank.

Dan Sandin, Spiral PTL, Video, 1980, Collection of the Video Data Bank.

CHICAGO NEW MEDIA 1973-1992
November 1 - December 15, 2018
In partnership with Gallery 400
400 S. Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607

Chicago New Media 1973–1992 seeks to illuminate the largely untold story of Chicago's role in the history of new media. Consisting of an exhibition, public program, and scholarly catalog, the project yields a new art historical understanding of the artists and organizations that contributed to digital art and technology in the latter half of the twentieth century.  The exhibition is curated by Jon Cates, Associate Professor of Film, Video, New Media and Animation, Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and organized with curatorial assistance by Chaz Evans and Jonathan Kinkley. 

VGA Gallery is generously supported by the Illinois Arts Council Agency, individuals and private and corporate foundations.

This program is a cultural partnership with the Terra Foundation for American Art's Art Design Chicago, a celebration of Chicago’s art and design legacy in 2018. 

 

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

  • Thursday, November 1, 2018, 2-4pm: Chicago New Media Symposium, Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria Ave. 
  • Thursday, November 1, 2018, 5-8pm: Public Opening Reception, Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria Ave.