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June 27: ArchiGO: 50 Years Later

Friday, June 27, 2014 7-midnight ArchiGO, 50 Years Later Co-Prosperity Sphere 3219 S Morgan St Admission is $5 after 9pm ArchiGO was an avant-garde architectural group formed in the 1960s – based at the Illinois Institute of Technology  – that was neofuturistic, anti-heroic and pro-consumerist, drawing inspiration from technology in order to create a new [...]

May 9-11, 2014: Let’s Get Working

This weekend is going to be great! Let’s Get Working is a three-day festival celebrating the legacy of Studs Terkel, revisiting his work and tracing his influence through oral histories, film screenings, performances, art installations, storytelling, and community dialogues. Please check out the full schedule here!

Friday April 4: P/O/D/R/X/D @ C-PS

Opening Night April 4, 2014 7-11pm An exhibition of work from the Portland State University MFA in Contemporary Art Practice/Studio Program Curated by Ed Marszewski Jea Alford Bryan Dalton Perry Doane Kaila Farrell-Smith Chris Freeman Katie Holden Manny Layers Mark Martinez Pam Minty Wesley Petersen Isaac Fletcher Weiss Kathryn Yancey Opening Reception April 4th, 2014 [...]

Thursday Jan 23: Picasso and the Mayor: The Chicago Picasso on 16mm Film

South Side Projections and Co-Prosperity Sphere present: Picasso and the Mayor: The Chicago Picasso on 16mm Film Where: Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219-21 South Morgan Street, Chicago IL 60608 When: Thursday, January 23 at 7pm Cost: $5 suggested donationSouth Side Projections commemorates the 47th anniversary of the dedication of the Chicago Picasso in Daley Plaza by presenting two contemporary films [...]

BYOBeamer @ C-PS

Version 13 Opening Exhibition: An Urban Operating System

Friday June 14 • 6pm -11pm Co-Prosperity Sphere 3219 S Morgan Street Admission: free   The Urban Operating System celebrates the energy and imagination of people who make the city a better place to live, work and play in. For our opening show we examine projects that serve the common good, and connect us to [...]

Call for Participation – Version Festival 13: An Urban Operating System

Version 13: An Urban Operating System June 14 through June 22, 2013 DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: May 10, 2013. For the past twelve years, Version Festival has introduced innovative projects that tackle local, social, and urban issues. Every year, the festival highlights socially engaged projects and people, and promotes the cultural use of public space. This [...]

Friday Aug 17: FMEL Electronic Art Exhibition: “echo / sistemas” @ Co-Prosperity Sphere

FMEL Electronic Art Exhibition: “echo / sistemas” August 17,  6pm – 11pm Co-Prosperity Sphere  (3219 S Morgan St) free Join us for an mixed media group exhibition curated by FMEL. Live performances and more. Artists: Arcángel Constantini, Amanda Gutiérrez, Juan Pablo Villegas, *Libertad Sonora, Pepe Mogt, Yurián Zerón, Iván Abreu, Eric García Visual Artist: Marcos [...]

Today is Bridgeport Day!

Bicycle-powered floats. Mobile sculptures. Origami architecture, marching bands, hot dogs, and dance performances. Everything is welcome but flame-throwers and ketchup. Lion VS Gorilla (LVG), a curatorial collaboration that uses experiential art to build community, is partnering with Version12 to create the First Annual Bridgeport Day, on May 12, 2012! Bridgeport Day is a celebration of the [...]

Version Fest 12′s Friday, May 11 Action

Friday, May 11, 5pm – 11pm Join us at the SMALL Showroom for our Friday Night openings in Bridgeport. We are featuring tastings and samplings by these local manufacturers: Bee’s Knees, Great American Cheese, Baby Cakes, Hot Temper Sauce, Sampling of Bridgeport Coffee, Katherine Anne Confections, Bridgeport Pasty. These other spaces will be open [...]

Version Festival is Gentrifying Bridgeport

Today we discovered a new activist art campaign in Bridgeport. The East Bridgeport Commies have asked “Artists Students and Working People of Bridgeport” to boycott Version Festival because the people behind it are gentrifying the neighborhood. We hate to admit it, but it’s  true. We are ruining Bridgeport. We hope you will support this campaign. [...]

Sun Ra/El Saturn Commissions This Saturday Feb 4

Do not sleep on this Chicago.. Animated video by The Eternals, Terri Kapsalis & Rob Shaw Prints by Damon Locks Opening on Saturday, February 4, 2012, 7:00-9:00pm Screenings of the animation at 7:30 & 8:30 Experimental Sound Studio 5925 N Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60660  Google Map Us > P. 773-769-1069 ” As part of our Sun [...]

Mutualisms opens this Friday September 9 at Co-Prosperity Sphere

This show is a collaborative effort bewtween a gaggle of Dutch and American Artists. It should not be missed.  Also Austin-based artist J Hill will be bringing his mobile Welcome Wagon toMaria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar. Come tell a story… Mutualisms: Friday September 9, through  September 25, 2011 Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219-21 South Morgan Street [...]

A Lighthearted War

A Lighthearted War from Sirocco Research Labs on Vimeo.

Unlike Us – Understanding Social Media Monopolies and their Alternatives

Initiated by an old friend of ours, Geert Lovink, the  Unlike Us project looks like a great opportunity for you critical digiheads. Check it out.. The aim of this proposal is to establish a research network of artists, designers, scholars, activists and programmers who work on ‘alternatives in social media’. Through workshops, conferences, online dialogues [...]

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.

Rotterdam Film Festival Call for Work

The 17th edition of the Rotterdam VHS Festival will take place on July 29th 2011. As always we’re looking for new work to include in our program so please send us your tape/dvd/datastick/digital upload! For more information and an application form go to Deadline is: Wednesday July 20th. Entries can be sent to: Rotterdam [...]

Cody Hudson + Jared Eberhardt Video

Scion Installation 7 Artist Video: Cody Hudson & Jared Eberhardt from Scion ART on Vimeo.

Call for Proposals Version 11: The Community

Our annual festival is happening again from April 22 to May 1, 2011. We are accepting proposals including texts for Proximity 009 which will be released at the festival.

Muammar Gaddafi – Zenga Zenga Song

Gaddafi Spoof gets Internet Fans

My Great DvD by Jennifer Chan

MyGreatDVD from Jennifer Chan on Vimeo.

It’s All Good in Bridgeport This Friday

We are super excited about the annual showcase of typography,  Typeforce 2, which opens at Co-Prosperity this Friday. Come and behold some beauty and  don’t forget to stop by Eastern Expansion to see Jordan Martin’s window installation on your way here. And since you’ll be down here, you may as well stop by Maria’s Packaged [...]

Untitled (Merritt Island Causeway) Big ups to Nate Hitchcock

Running on Air

Palin’s Breath

ART THOUGHTZ: Post-Structuralism from Hennessy Youngman

ART THOUGHTZ: Post-Structuralism from Hennessy Youngman on Vimeo.

Parot may be the Next Great Artist

Chicago-based artist John Parot is a contender on Bravo Tv’s “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.” We hope the show rocks. Time Out recently interviewed at critic Jerry Saltz who was a judge for the show. The first episode will air June 9, 2010. Have a peak here:

Meanwhile in Thailand

Our friend and long time collaborator Logan Bay lives in Bangkok with his lovely wife Sandy. We were worried about them during the recent battles between the Red Shirts and the military and started reading Sandy’s Blog to find out how they were doing. It was pretty hairy over there, but it seems like things [...]

We’re In It for the Shits and Giggles

Montreal-based art duo Seripop coined a mantra for Version Festival and our related activities. Thanks guys! We want to thank you, Chicago, and all the participants and visitors to this years Version festival for making it a fantastic, delirious and action-packed affair. We posted some pics from various programs and shows. If you missed the [...]

The (Con)Temporary Art Space

A few weeks ago we were given the opportunity to work with the Chicago Loop Alliance, a chamber of commerce-like organization that serves the downtown loop area merchants. They started their Pop-Up Art Loop gallery project and gave us the old Ritz Camera store to engage with a project. We are opening a new joint [...]

VERSION FESTIVAL 10 Call For Participation

VERSION FESTIVAL 10: Infrastructures and Territories April 22, May 2, 2010 DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: March 1, 2010. Version is an annual springtime convergence that brings together hundreds of artists, musicians, and educators from around the world to present some of the most challenging ideas and progressive art initiatives of our day. This is the Ninth [...]

Tupajumi Foundation @ C-PS Friday, January 22

The great folks of the Tupajumi Foundation are showing their work at Co-Prosperity Sphere this weekend only! See over three dozen works by as many artists from around the world. January 22, 7pm is the opening reception. A performance program with Waterbabies, Joe Kisser and Publicist (from Trans Am) follows at 9pm to 1am. Details [...]

Art Shanty Projects 2010

One of the most interesting public art projects we have ever seen is taking place on a lake in Minnesota. Check out  how Art Shanty Projects unfolds. It opens tomorrow!

Ten Years in 2 Minutes with 92 Magazine Covers

Good magazine and coudal tipped us off to this.

Trendbeheer in Chicago

Trendbeheer, our Dutch partners in art crime, are in Chicago setting up their this weekend-only show at the Co-Prosperity Sphere. Please come by this Friday December 18 for the opening and party or visit Saturday, December 19 for the Rotterdam VHS Film Festival program. Check out some photos of the  work in progress. The Art [...]

Super Bad Ass Show Opening Video

A quick look at all the wonderment that occurred  at the Co-Prosperity Sphere. November 20, 2009

Surprises @ Heaven Gallery Nov 19

Our annual Select Media Festival opens at Heaven Gallery this Thursday Nov 19, 2009. Program one features work by Tim and Eric, Douggpound and some of their friends. Program 2 features videos by Peter Glantz and Caton Volk. The works are exceptional.

Future Facing

Old Gold presented Future Facing last Nov 13. It contained works by Aline Cautis, Josh Mannis and Andy Roche. Video documentation below:

Untitled – The Film

It was  difficult to decide whether this film was a parody spoof project. Thanks Trendbeheer!