Art Against the Flow Summit

 Wesley Willis (American, 1963-2003).  The Chicago Skyline, Sears Tower, Chicago River…  (detail), 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… (detail), 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

Early Registration: $100 General | $35 Student
Registration after October 26: $130 General | $65 Student
Additional fees for Ticketed Events | Hotel rooms available

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.-3:30 p.m.
Chicago Collections Crawl

Explore the private collections of three prominent outsider art collectors in Chicago.
Charter bus transportation, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and collector-led tour of each home included
$35 - Ticketed Summit Event - Separate registration required - Open to Summit attendees only
Location: Depart from/return to Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street, or return to Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Avenue

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Envisioning Intuit’s New Façade, Design in Motion Workshop for Chicago Design Week event
Summit attendees are invited to participate in designing architectural elements for the façade of Intuit’s soon-to-be renovated museum building. Intuit’s building is a historic structure with a registered façade, thanks to the ornamental details of its stone window frames; however, some elements of its original façade are missing. Intuit will recreate the missing masonry, frieze and cornice using pieces designed collaboratively by members of its community and inspired by the art in its collection and by the stories of outsider artists—combining the classical with the other-ness of outsider art. Intuit invites outsider art enthusiasts to create drawings, clay models and wood carvings of “trimming” elements, which can later be reproduced and prototyped to be considered for the new façade, allowing Intuit to express some of the stories it has heard, the art-making it has witnessed and the power of the art exhibited in its interior.
Free via Eventbrite | Advanced RSVP required | Open to the public
www.art.org/design-in-motion-workshop
Location: Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Avenue

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.
Welcome remarks: Debra Kerr (executive director, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art), Rick Kogan (senior writer and columnist, Chicago Tribune), Jennifer Siegenthaler (program director, Terra Foundation for American Art)
Location: Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Avenue

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Breakfast

Pastries, coffee, and tea
Included for all Summit ticket holders
Location: Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

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 Richard Cahan and Lynne Warren in a conversation examining how cultural conditions lend support to the development and acceptance of new art forms.
Moderator: Richard Cahan (author and publisher, Chicago)
Speaker: Nicholas Lowe (curator, Goat Island Archive and Roger Brown La Conchita CA Collection; associate professor of historic preservation, School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Lynne Warren (curator, Museum of Contemporary Art 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

Enjoy a discussion on 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: Carine Fol (artistic director, CENTRALE for Contemporary Art, Brussels)
Lunch and transportation included for all Summit ticket holders
Location: Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, Chicago

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Beyond Chicago: Place Influencing Artists and Artists Influencing Place
This panel serves as a forum for European partners and a U.S.-based educator 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.
Moderator: Debra Kerr (executive director, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art)
Speakers: Carine Fol (artistic director, CENTRALE for Contemporary Art, Brussels), Hans Looijen (director, Outsider Art Museum, Amsterdam), Jerry Stefl (arts educator and board education committee co-chair, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art)
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
$20 - Ticketed Summit Event - Separate registration required - Open to Summit attendees only
Location: Roger Brown Study Collection, 1926 N. Halsted Street

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Breakfast

Pastries, coffee, and tea
Included for all Summit ticket holders
Location: Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

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), Michael Noland (artist and art collector), 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)
Speakers: Dr. Charles Smith (artist), Marvin Tate (artist), Della Wells (artist)
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 of art history, University of North Carolina Asheville)
Speakers: Laura Bickford (assistant curator, John Michael Kohler Arts Center), Carl Hammer (gallerist, Carl Hammer Gallery), Randy Vick (professor of art therapy, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Jenenne Whitfield (chief executive officer, The Heidelberg Project)
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!
One free drink included for all Summit ticket holders
Location: Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

Please note: Intuit reserves the right to use photographs/videos taken at any event hosted by the museum, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. The museum may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by the museum, including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, and website. Intuit also reserves the right to share registrants' email addresses with fellow Summit attendees at the conclusion of the event. If you prefer to opt-out, please email intuit@art.org.


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

Envisioning Intuit’s New Façade, Design in Motion Workshop - Free
Limited seats—register early to reserve your spot!

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

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RECOMMENDED OFFSITE EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

An Evening with Chicago Artist Marvin Tate
Join Chicago artist Marvin Tate for an immersion in his art and process in the intimacy of his home and studio. Located in the hip Avondale neighborhood, Tate’s home and basement studio are a real treasure trove of works, including assemblages, sculptures, dioramas (as seen in the Intuit Store). This evening presents a unique opportunity to get a close-up look at one of the Summit’s artist speakers and to enjoy an evening of art and culture off the beaten path. Tate, also an acclaimed musician, will provide a light acoustic night of entertainment with members of the Chicago music scene. Presented by Marvin Tate and White Color Productions. Learn more about the artist at www.artistmarvintate.com.
$10 donation at the event - Street parking - Wine & snacks provided
RSVP: Tiphanie Spencer | White Color Productions | 213.519.6404 | tiphaniespencer@gmail.com
Location: 3106 N. Sawyer Avenue

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Summit After Party
Aron Packer Projects and Project Onward partner together for a final event to celebrate the Art Against the Flow Summit! The paired exhibitions feature artwork from the 1980’s through the present, and address issues of disability, the urge to create no matter what, and the manifestation of the visionary world of each unique artist. Project Onward presents After Party: Works on paper by Tony Davis and Pure Imagination: Works by Project Onward Artists. Aron Packer Projects presents Body and Soul / Charles Steffen / works on paper and Hearts and Brains / Iris Adler / machines and sculpture.
Free for Summit attendees and friends -
www.projectonward.org - www.packergallery.com
Location: Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th Street, Racine Entrance
Project Onward, 4th Floor | Aron Packer Projects at Chicago Ceramic Center, 5th Floor

ONGOING ALL WEEKEND

Hairy Who? 1966-1969
Explore the work of six groundbreaking Chicago artists who embodied irreverence and youthful fearlessness in a time of national upheaval.
$25 general admission - www.artic.edu
Location: Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue

The Time Is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side, 1960-1980
During the 1960s and 70s, Chicago was shaped by art and ideas produced and circulated on its South Side. Defined by the city’s social, political, and geographic divides and by the energies of its multiple overlapping art scenes, it was a vibrant era of creative expression that produced a cultural legacy whose impact continues to unfold nationally and internationally. The Time Is Now! examines this watershed cultural moment—brimming with change and conflict—and the figures who defined it. Focusing primarily on African American artists in and out of the Black Arts Movement, the exhibition features approximately 100 objects assembled from the Smart Museum’s collection and other public and private collections, including art and ephemera associated with the Wall of Respect, the Civil Rights Movement, AfriCOBRA, Afrofuturism, the Hairy Who, outsider art, and the radical jazz of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.
Free admission - www.smartmuseum.uchicago.edu
Location: Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, 5550 S. Greenwood Avenue

Ka-Bam! Holy Moly! ‘70s and ‘80s Chicago Art From the Lonn Frye Collection
Opening reception Friday, November 2, 6-8 p.m.
Free admission - www.carlhammergallery.com
Location: Carl Hammer Gallery, 740 N. Wells Street

Sculpture Objects Functional Art (SOFA)
SOFA is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1994, what distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and design. SOFA is noted for its exceptional presentation, with an elite selection of international dealers presenting for sale one-of-a-kind masterworks in handsome, custom-designed gallery exhibits. SOFA is held annually in the fall, with an average of 80 dealers and 35,000 people attending.
$25 general admission - www.sofaexpo.com
Location: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

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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 (plus taxes and fees). 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. Please note: this form must be submitted in order to receive the discounted block rate—the rate cannot be obtained by contacting the hotel directly.

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SUMMIT PLANNING COMMITTEE

Alison Amick, Kenneth Burkhart, Debra Kerr, Melissa Smith, Jerry Stefl, Lisa Stone, Randy Vick


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.

Intuit thanks the following sponsors for their generous support of the Art Against the Flow Summit:



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