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Mini-Exhibitiothon ii: Duchess Credenza Arts District

by Micromanager

Manicured Perceptions

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One of several featured performances at the SOS’s Mini-exhibitiothon ii.

by Vivian Malmgren and Kat Seno

Don’t let slovenliness be an excuse for not coming to the SOS’s Mini-exhibitiothon ii. Vivian Malmgren and Kat Seno will be on hand to groom more than your cuticles. Read the rest of this entry »

The New Media Medicine Cabinet

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Still from “Scratching To Survive” by Frank George Kanelos


Still from “Couples” by Elena Tejada-Herrera

Curated by Elena Tejada-Herrera

Once full of potions and salves, this medicine cabinet is now inhabited by creatures of complex psyches. For only one day you will have a chance to glance into their existence. Read the rest of this entry »

Debut: The Ledge

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This is third in a series of essays featuring venues, artists, curators, and other actors participating in Mini-exhibtiothon ii. Terah Walkup’s essay provides background for her exhibit of  pilgrimage souvenirs that will consecrate The Ledge, that long, narrow strip at the top of the stairway.

Pocket Sanctity: Pilgrimage Eulogia
by Terah Walkup

pilgrim souvenir

In the 6th century A.D. an unnamed pilgrim from Piacenza, Italy visited the tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem. Among his observations were the following:

“In the place where the Lord’s body was laid, at the head has been placed a bronze lamp. It burns there day and night, and we took a blessing from it…Earth is brought to the Tomb and put inside, and those who go in take some as a blessing.” Read the rest of this entry »

Debut: 41.8757° 87.6244° at Clutch Gallery

by Micromanager

This is the second essay featuring venues, artists, curators, and other actors participating in Mini-exhibtiothon ii. Rhoda Rosen’s Contemporary Cartography class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is debuting in Clutch Gallery and will be presenting a special performance at the Arts District December 8.


41.8757° 87.6244°
by Rhoda Rosen

The map of the modern nation state marks a series of coordinates of inclusion and exclusion, of who will belong and who will not. These boundaries, in turn, come to rely for their policing on the mechanization of violence. Read the rest of this entry »

Mini-exhibitiothon ii: Lay of the Land

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Map of The Three Lands from the game Dungeonslayers by Ralf Schemmann

As the date nears for the SOS’s Mini-exhibitiothon ii, many may feel a wee bit anxious about how they’re going to navigate the tinyscape of the Duchess Credenza Arts District. You may also be wondering what may be the most advantageous time for your visit. Be sure to consult the schedule listed here to get a head start.

The program will begin at 10:00 a.m., give or take a few minutes needed to conduct roll call with our cat security team.  This year we are keeping it simple: hot chocolate, mini donuts, and a fanfare, although not necessarily in that order. Read the rest of this entry »