When Art Spaces Go Extinct / Hyperallergic

From the “Unfurling” opening at University of Chicago’s Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry (photograph by Daniel Tucker)

From the “Unfurling” opening at University of Chicago’s Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry (photograph by Daniel Tucker)

CHICAGO — The Chicago-based project Extinct Entities engages with art spaces and collectives that no longer exist. Collaboratively run by Anthony Stepter, Erin Nixon, and Anthony Romero, this project brings together artists and individuals who were once very invested in now-extinct Chicago-based spaces, and artists and cultural workers who spend their waking hours making sure spaces are alive and thrive.

This project, which just received a chunk of money from the Propeller Fund grant,  provokes questions and elicits answers about various forms of artistic event programming, exhibitions, and publications. Most recently, Extinct Entities created an installation and commissioned three new performance works by Alexandria Eregbu, Tomeka Reid, and Baraka de Soleil for the Unfurling opening at the University of Chicago’s Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry, a show organized by Daniel Tucker. I reached out to Stepter, Nixon, and Romero, and chatted with them about their work.

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