Congratulations to Gallery 400 for receiving a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts! One of only 48 awarded nationwide, the $100,000 grant will offset exhibition-related costs over the next two years, enabling Gallery 400 to mount six large-scale group shows, commission three projects and exhibit a series of works in the windows of the Art and Exhibition Hall.
The first Warhol Foundation-funded exhibition, which runs from September 11 to October 24, explores the identity, history, and community of Chances Dances, the radically inclusive queer dance party that builds safer spaces and supports local artists and activists. Gallery 400’s Making Chances illuminates how the multifaceted collective—with their inclusive ethos, non-hierarchical organizational structure, broadly welcoming parties, and yearly micro grants—functions as a community catalyst. (Click here to learn more about Making Chances.)
The gallery's other upcoming projects include an exhibition of post-communist Romananian photography, video, and film, new work and commissioned projects by Chicago-based artists Christa Donner and David Leggett, and a survey of recent artwork influenced by Yvonne Rainer’s 1960s experimental approach to the body as a material.
See "UIC Gallery 400 awarded Warhol Foundation grant" at UIC News Center for the full story.