IDEA | The secret of a stew is letting it simmer for a long time so that all of the flavors mingle to create something amazing. The same thing happens with ideas over a meal – dining and conversation combine to create something special. Setting aside traditional forms of discourse, Rapid Pulse 2017 has instead decided to provide an atmosphere where exchange of ideas happens naturally and conversations flow freely – as they tend to do over food and drink, at table.

 FRI 02 JUNE | +/- 9PM
John Burkholder + Jessica Bortman

SAT  03 JUNE | +/- 9PM
JGV / WAR : J Gibran Villalobos + Wil A Ruggiero

SUN 04 JUNE | +/- 9PM
Miller & Shellabarger


JGV-WAR_photo-Nick-TuinstraJGV / WAR
JGV/WAR is the collaboration between J. Gibran Villalobos and William A. Ruggiero. Their practice includes writing, curating, research, and project development with a focus on socially engaged practice, and contemporary Latin American art. Villalobos and Ruggiero both are art historians and administrators whose research and projects position programming and civic engagement at the center of their practice. Through the use of “shadow curating,” they antagonize each other to create projects that have undergone a conceptual and pragmatic galvanization. JGV/WAR photo Nick Tuinstra

Miller + Shellabarger is an artist. Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Western Exhibitions. There have been many articles about Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger, including ‘The Worst and Best Public Art in Chicago This Year (so far)’ written by Abraham Ritchie for ARTslant in 2011.