Documentation is a key component of the Sixty Inches From Center mission to capture the words of Chicago artists, curators and arts organizers, and support the visual arts as they happen outside of the iconic institutions of the city. Chicago Public Media is pleased to work with Sixty Inches From Center to use our community bureaus - located in Humboldt Park, Englewood, and Rogers Park - to set up space for meeting with area artists and documenting their work.
As part of Sixty Inches From Center's partnership with the Chicago Artists Archive at Harold Washington Library, artists from across the city are invited to bring images, ephemera, an artist biography and anything else that tells your artist story, to be documented and formally processed for submission to this important archive.
Each Saturday – June 16th at the WBEZ West Side Bureau, June 23rd at the WBEZ South Side Bureau, and June 30th at the WBEZ North Side Bureau – members of Sixty Inches From Center will provide all of the necessary equipment, you provide the content. The team will scan your hard copy files or take any ephemera you are willing to part with, record a brief oral history of your practice and take your photograph, package it up and deliver it to the archives to be processed, printed on archival paper and/or filed. Appointments strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.
This event is a co-production of Chicago Public Media (WBEZ-Chicago) and Sixty Inches From Center, an essential portal to the contemporary art periphery in Chicago which acts as a testament to this work's deserved place at the global art table.
Support for Chicago Public Media's Community Bureaus is provided in part by Dr. Scholl Foundation, Met Life Foundation, and Crown Family Philanthropies.