Art Against the Flow Summit

 Wesley Willis (American, 1963-2003).  The Chicago Skyline, Sears Tower, Chicago River… , 1986. Ballpoint pen and felt tip pen on board, 28 x 42 in. Collection of Rolf and Maral Achilles

Wesley Willis (American, 1963-2003). The Chicago Skyline, Sears Tower, Chicago River…, 1986. Ballpoint pen and felt tip pen on board, 28 x 42 in. Collection of Rolf and Maral Achilles

November 1-3, 2018
Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

Registration: $100 General/$35 Student
(Additional fees for Ticketed Summit Events)

In support of Intuit's Art Design Chicago exhibition, Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow, Intuit is proud to present the Art Against the Flow Summit

The Summit will provide a forum for the various constituents of outsider art--artists, educators, curators, dealers, collectors, students and general appreciators--to contribute to the conversations, panels and programming surrounding the role of place in the artistic output from a wide spectrum of artists.

SUMMIT SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Chicago Collections Crawl

Explore the private collections of three prominent outsider art collectors in Chicago.
(Includes transportation, hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and collector-led tour of each home)
$35 - Ticketed Summit Event - Separate registration required - Open to Summit attendees only

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Summit Meet and Greet

As a Summit attendee, you will be welcomed at Intuit to explore the exhibition Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow and meet old and new colleagues.
Location: Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Avenue

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
8:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Keynote Address and Summit Kickoff

Kenneth Burkhart and Lisa Stone, co-curators of Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow, will be joined by Chicago We Own It curator William Swislow to kick-off the summit in a keynote address.
Speakers: Kenneth Burkhart (independent curator, New York), Lisa Stone (curator, Roger Brown Study Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago), William Swislow (writer; art collector; lecturer, Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, Chicago)
Location: Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Chicago & Self-taught Art

Delve into the fabric of the city of Chicago with Rolf Achilles in a conversation examining how cultural conditions lend support to the development and acceptance of new art forms.
Moderator: Debra Kerr (executive director, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art)
Speaker: Rolf Achilles (independent art and architectural historian, Chicago)
Location: Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Re-visiting Jean Dubuffet's renowned 1951 "Anti-Cultural Positions" lunchtime lecture at the Arts Club of Chicago

Over lunch, lecturer Lucienne Peiry will discuss Jean Dubuffet’s seminal text “Anti-cultural Positions,” delivered at The Arts Club in 1951, which elucidated his groundbreaking approach to auteurs--Dubuffet’s term for Art Brut artists.
Speaker: Lucienne Peiry (independent curator, Switzerland)
Location: Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, Chicago
(Lunch and transportation included for all Summit ticket holders)

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Beyond Chicago: Place Influencing Artists and Art Influencing Place
This panel will serve as a forum for Chicago Calling European partners, Martine Lusardy and Hans Looijen, and U.S. curators to discuss the role of locale in influencing how non-mainstream artists flourish and create—and how their creative output may have impacted those regions where concentrations of artists have been embraced and celebrated.
Speakers: Martine Lusardy (director, La Halle Saint Pierre, Paris), Hans Looijen (director, Outsider Art Museum, Amsterdam), other speakers to be announced
Location: Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Roger Brown Study Collection Open House

Explore the Roger Brown Study Collection--a public home, archive, and Artists’ Museum assembled by Brown (an Intuit founder) as an ecosystem where works by artists from within and beyond the academic mainstream mingle and converse.
(Transportation not included, staff-led tour included, bar and snacks provided)
Location: Roger Brown Study Collection, 1926 N. Halsted Street, Chicago
$20 - Ticketed Summit Event - Separate registration required - Open to Summit attendees only

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Chicago We Own It: Style and Sensibility in Chicago Collections

This discussion will explore space, place, and collectors’ personalities as expressed in collections of art in and around Chicago.
Moderator: William Swislow (writer; art collector; lecturer, Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, Chicago)
Speakers: Patric McCoy (collector; founder and president, Diasporal Rhythms, Chicago), Michael Noland (artist and art collector, Illinois), Jan Petry (art collector; former exhibitions chair and current board president, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art), Cleo Wilson (art collector; founder, former executive director, and past board president, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art)
Location: Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Artists of our Time

In this conversation, non-mainstream artists will discuss personal and social aspects of their work.
Moderator: Faheem Majeed (artist and curator, Chicago)
Speakers: Dr. Charles Smith (artist, Louisiana), Della Wells (artist, Milwaukee)
Location: Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Lunch Break on your own


2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Future of the Genre: What's next?

Panelists will discuss how they embrace non-mainframe work and if/how they might commit more fully to the inside/outside conversation, as well as discuss how the market has impacted the representation of non-mainstream artists.
Moderator: Leisa Rundquist (associate professor, Art History, UNC Asheville)
Speakers: Carl Hammer (gallerist, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago), Karen Patterson (senior curator, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin), Jenenne Whitfield (chief executive officer, The Heidelberg  Project, Detroit), Randy Vick (professor, Art Therapy, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
Location: Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Happy Hour

Continue the conversation with colleagues old and new over beverages!
Location: Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4
12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Gospel Brunch & Art Tour at House of Blues

Enjoy a gospel brunch at House of Blues surrounded by original pieces created by Chicago self-taught artist Mr. Imagination and others.
Transportation not included, full brunch and docent-led art collection tour included
Location: House of Blues Chicago, 329 N. Dearborn
$50 - Ticketed Summit Event - Separate registration required - Open to Summit attendees only

SUMMIT REGISTRATION

General Ticket - $100

Student Ticket - $35 (ID required at event check-in)

Group Registration
Reduced rates available for groups of 6 or more. Please email intuit@art.org for rate information.

TICKETED SUMMIT EVENTS

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETED SUMMIT EVENTS ARE OPEN TO SUMMIT REGISTRANTS ONLY

Chicago Collections Crawl - $35
Includes transportation, hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and collector-led tour of each home.
Limited to 30 tickets--book early to reserve your spot!

Roger Brown Study Collection Open House - $20
Transportation not included, staff-led tour included, bar and snacks provided
Limited to 40 tickets--book early to reserve your spot!

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Gospel Brunch & Art Tour at House of Blues - $50
Transportation not included, full brunch and docent-led art collection tour included
Limited to 40 tickets--book early to reserve your spot!

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The Summit will take place at Ace Hotel Chicago with designated offsite events throughout the weekend.

A block of rooms is being held at Ace Hotel Chicago for Summit attendees with a discounted rate of $229 per night. The discounted rate extends up to three days before and three days after the Summit dates.

If you are interested in accommodations at Ace Hotel Chicago, please submit the Hotel Request Form below and a representative from our partner, Chicago Tour Company, will contact you shortly to confirm your booking details and arrange payment.

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PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

The Art Against the Flow Summit is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. The Summit is presented in conjunction with Intuit's exhibition Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow as part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago's art and design legacy, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow is also funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.


Questions about the Art Against the Flow Summit? Email intuit@art.org or call (312) 243-9088.